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Reuben White "Rube" Babcock
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1853
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Death: Dec., 1908
Osborne County
Kansas, USA

son of Benjamin Babcock & Jerusha Vallet Babcock

December 17, 1908
Osborne County Farmer
Rube W. Babcock, a Pioneer, Takes
His Own Life at Downs.
- Rube W. Babcock, a pioneer citizen
of Osborne County, committed suicide
at Downs Monday afternoon by shoot-
ing himself through the right temple
with a 38-caliber revolver. Death was
instantaneous. He had been suffering
intensely from kidney trouble for the
past two months and his mind was
somewhat affected. He slipped away
from home Monday morning and went
to the river. Searching parties looked
for him and at two o'clock in the after-
noon he was found seated on a cotton-
wood tree which overhung the river.
Friends could not induce him to go
home and were afraid to approach him
on account of the firearm. Soon after
being found he fired the bullet into his
brain and the body fell into the river,
but was at once brought to shore. Cor-
oner Schwaup went down, but found it
unnecessary to hold an inquest. De-
ceased was well known to many people
in Osborne. He located in this county
in 1870 and was fifty-eight years old.
He owned 747 acres of land in Arkan-
sas and two properties in Downs, be-
sides having money in the bank. The
funeral was held from the Methodist
church yesterday.
Family links: 
  Sarah A. Cox Babcock (1849 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Downs Cemetery
Osborne County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Toni Helvey Schlaefli
Record added: Mar 09, 2013
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Reuben White Rube Babcock
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Reuben White Rube Babcock
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