|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1865, USA|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1925|
Positive identification has been made of the skelton found on some land known as the "Armentrout Tract" about 2 miles from Cold Springs Monday afternoon, as that of William Edward Fitzgerald, missing since August 1, 1925.
The identification was made by members of the family who recognized the watch,pocketbook,knife,dinner pail,shoes and shotgun found with the skelton. The shotgun was identified by Herbert Nuckoles, son-in-law of Mr. Fitzgerald from who the weapon was borrowed.
It was known that the missing man had three shells in his possession when he left his daughter's home, having borrowed them with the gun. One was found in the clothing with the skelton, while the gun had become so rusted that it was impossible to open it, examined with a rod showed one barrel admitted the rod further than the other, leading to the conclusion that the one barrel had been fired.
The examination of the gun, with it's subsequent conclusions, all the strengthen the theroy of suicide, which was advanced when the skelton was discovered.
Sheriff Walter Wilson did not visit the scene of the find as had been though probable, saying there was nothing he could do.
The skelton was removed to the home of the family but it has not been learned what arrangements for burial will be made.
Hannah M. Varner Fitzgerald (1875 - 1948)*
Cornealia Gertrude Tankesley Ingram (1868 - 1938)*
Lillie Virginia Fitzgerald Britt (1887 - 1926)*
George Wallace Fitzgerald (1891 - 1934)*
Etta A Mohler (1894 - 1979)*
Cora Easter Fitzgerald Dedrick (1902 - 1994)*
Bettie Eolen Fitzgerald Nuckols (1906 - 1995)*
Russell B Fitzgerald (1908 - 1991)*
Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 04, 2009
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