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Joseph Curtis Eakins
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Birth: May 21, 1884
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1950
Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA

The Southeast Missourian
Cape Girardeau MO
Oct. 28, 1950
Joseph C. Eakins, 65 years old, of 1340 North Main street, died at 6:35 today in a hospital of a gunshot would in the head.
Coroner E. R. Trickey after an investigation, said the man took his own life, and that no inquest will be held. police reported that a call was received at headquarters at 4:45 a.m. today to go to the Eakins residence and officers found Mr. Eakins on the floor with a .22 caliber rifle under him.
He was unconscious and was taken to St. Francis Hospital by Ford-Young ambulance. Officers said he had been shot in the roof of the mouth, the bullet coming out the top of the head.
According to Coroner Trickey, Mrs. Eakins said her husband had been up walking about most of the night and she heard him fall, and getting up she found him lying on the floor.
The body was removed from the hospital to Ford-Young Funeral Home.
No funeral arrangements have been made.
Born and reared in Cape County, Joseph Curtis Eakins formerly was a shoe factory worker, but recently he had been employed by Missouri Utilites Co., as a laborer.

Oct. 30, 1950
Funeral services for Joseph C. Eakins, 1340 North Main street, who died Saturday, were held this forenoon at Red Star Baptist Church by the pastor, Rev. S. S. Borum, and Rev. A. J. Langston of Southside Baptist Church. Interment was in Hobbs Chapel Cemetery, with Ford-Young service.
Mr. Eakins was born at Whitewater May 21, 1884, and Jan. 21, 1907, he was married to Dora Dale Jones at Whitewater, where he farmed at that time. The moved to Cape Girardeau in 1911, and he was a shoe factory worker for 21 years. In 1932 he started working for Missouri Utilities Co, where he was employed at the time of his death.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Virgil A. Eakins of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Mrs. Pansy Boyle, also of Portland; three brothers, Benton Eakins of Delta, Luther Eakins of sikeston and Julius Eakins of Kennett; a sister, Mrs. Eva Walker of Kennett, and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
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  Dora Dale Jones Eakins (1890 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Hobbs Chapel Cemetery
Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: May 27, 2009
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Joseph Curtis Eakins
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