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Caleb Fitzgerald
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1806
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1861, USA

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Thursday, March 14, 1861

SUICIDE. Our Town was startled on Sunday morning last, the 9th inst., by the sad intelligence that Mr. Caleb FITZGERALD of this place had cut his throat with a razor, severing both of the external jugular veins, thereby causing his death in a short time-- supposed to have been laboring under a fit of partial derangement at the time.

Mr. F. as is well known has been subject to repeated fits of despondency for several years past, growing out of pecuniary matters, and which condition has been a source of much anxiety on the part of his family and friends requiring careful watching at such times, to guard him from committing the act, which has been finally consumated, and which has at such periods like a spectre come over his mind. Such has been the state of his mind during the preceding week, when eluding the vigilance of his family, he committed the deed which has thus terminated his life. He was known as a valued citizen of the County of which he had been an old resident.

His age was about 55 years. To his family the shock has been overwhelming, and they have the warmest sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.


Saturday, March 16, 1861

SAD AFFAIR. Our citizens were thrown into a commotion on last Sabbath morning, by the announcement on the street, that one of our old and esteemed citizens, Caleb FITZGERALD, had attempted suicide by cutting his throat with a razor. Several of his neighbors ran into the house immediately on the alarm being given by his family, and physicians were in attendance in a few moments, but nothing could be done to stop the ebb of life, and he expired in about an hour after his fatal act was known to the family, which could not have been more than a minute or two after the act. He had been about business as usual during the week, and on the morning of the sad affair, was at his stable as usual attending to stock, but manifested low spirits and restlessness and without doubt reason was dethroned to a great extent at least at the time of the desperate act. He was about fifty-five years of age.
Family links: 
  Walter Fitzgerald (1759 - 1830)
  Sarah Anna Redmon Fitzgerald (1769 - 1840)
  Mary Cool Fitzgerald (1810 - 1861)
  Lloyd Fitzgerald (____ - 1870)*
  Allen Fitzgerald (1795 - 1859)*
  Reuben Fitzgerald (1800 - 1873)*
  Evin Fitzgerald (1804 - 1845)*
  Caleb Fitzgerald (1806 - 1861)
  Sarah Ann Fitzgerald Cooper (1811 - 1886)*
*Calculated relationship
Weasaw Baptist Church Cemetery
Miami County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Susan Pratt Habermann
Record added: Apr 30, 2011
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Caleb Fitzgerald
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Caleb Fitzgerald
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