|Death: ||Jul. 5, 1908|
From The Star, July 18, 1908:
Murder and Suicide at Dead of Night Follows Celebration
Reed Brosius of Conifer Fires Two Bullets Into His Wife, then Placed the Revolver at His Own Breast.
The most sensational tragedy in recent years in Jefferson county occurred at the home of L.D. Perkins east of Sandy Valley, about two o'clock Sunday morning, July 5th, when Reed W. Brosius shot and killed his wife May, and followed the murder by deliberate suicide.
Reed Brosius was but 29 and his wife 24 years of age. The former was the son of J.F. Brosius, of near Stanton. The maiden name of the woman was Irene May Brumbaugh. She spent her girlhood on the Wayne farm near Du Bois and it was there that Brosius met her. She was a girl of attractive appearance, with a mass of dark chestnut hair and Brosius is said to have become madly infatuated with her. One year ago the couple went to Rochester, N.Y. and were married, returning to Falls Creek and later moving to Conifer, a little mining town near Summerville, where they lived until a week ago.
The body of Reed Brosius was taken to the home of his parents near Stanton, Monday where funeral service was held at 10 a.m. yesterday and interment was made in a cemetery near Summerville.
The body of Mrs. Brosius was not taken from Hughes & Fleming's undertaking rooms until yesterday forenoon, when short funeral service was conducted by Dr. A.J. Meek and the body was taken to Prospect cemetery and interred.
Reed Welton Brosius (1880 - 1908)
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Record added: Dec 08, 2013
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Michael W. Mowrey
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