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Philipp R. Witte, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1861
Death: Jul. 25, 1909


Shiner Gazette, 29 Jul 1909, page 1

Suicide of P. R. Witte.

YOAKUM, TEXAS, July 26. P. R. Witte, Representing the Yoakum precinct of DeWitt County as commissioner, was discovered by a young son this morning suspended from a small oak tree, a few hundred yards from the house, cold in death.

Mr. Witte was in Yoakum Sunday, and at that time nothing in his actions intimated that he contemplated self-destruction.

He arose some time during the night and procuring a rope committed the rash act, the body being found about 7 o'clock. Mr. Witte was about 57 years of age, was quite well fixed financially and was serving his first term as commissioner.

No cause, other than grief over the death of two sons, which occurred within a short while of each other several months ago, can be assigned. He is survived by a wife and five children.

Philipp R. Witte, Sr., 1 Jun 1861 25 Jul 1909, has a Woodmen of the World marker in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Family links: 
  Wilhelmina C Witte (1867 - 1950)*
  Philip F Witte (1885 - 1907)*
  William R Witte (1887 - 1907)*
  Lee William Witte (1890 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Lavaca County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 6
Created by: Bev
Record added: Dec 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82705238
Philipp R. Witte, Sr
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Philipp R. Witte, Sr
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