|Aggie J Boelkins|
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|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1902|
Carried out Threat:
A. J. Boelkins Dead from takng Morphone with suicidal intent.
Aggie J. Boelkins after persistently threatening to commit suicide until the police grew tired of taking his threats seriously was found in a semi-unconscious condition at the corner of Sixteh and Salem streets this afternoon and at 2:40 almost an hour later he expired at the county jail. He had been drinking and a morphite bottle, almost empty was found on his person.
Boelkins was a carpenter living at 724 North Thirteenth street and leaves a widow residing at that same number. a little before 2 o'clock the patrol was called to Sixtenth and Salem where the man was found, stiffening and gradually lapsing into unconsciousness. He muttered a few incoherent things as he was put into the patrol wagon. He was taken to the county jail where Dr. Shill worked with him five minutes when he expired. The stomach pump was used freely the physician fearing suicide when he saw the bottle of Morphine. All efforts to resucesitate the dying man were futile and he passed away , too druink to feel the torturous effects of the posion on his system. The man had been threatening for a long time to commit suicide. a few weeks ago he was arrested on the compalaint of neighbors and a big bottle of carbolicacid was found on his person. There seems to be not doubtamong the police that it was suicide. The carpenters union has taken charge of the remains and they are now at the Bradshaw-Schlesselman undertaking establishment.
The Lafayette Daily Courier, Friday, August 8, 1902.
In the last paragraph of Lafayette Morning Journal August 9, 1902 it state the following:
the body was place in charge if Bradshaw and Scheemer and was taken in their undertaking parolos on Main Streetto be prepared for burial. the remains will be moved the family residence at 724 North thirteenth Street today. Aggie J. Boelkins was born in Holland on April 23, 1856 (hard to read) and the greater part of his life was spent in this city. A widow and one son Louis Boelkins survive. The deceased was a carpenter by occupation and was a first class machanic. He was the employee of Wabash railroad for a number of years and could always get employmenet when sober. He became a member of the carpenters union no. 115 recently and that organization will be in charge of the internment. Contributed by D.Royer.
Note: age 46
Plot: Section 7, lot 104
Created by: L. A.
Record added: Jul 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28304368
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