|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1893|
|Death: ||Sep. 29, 1932|
Emmett Jerome Dupree, b. Houston Co., Ga. d. Macon, Bibb Co., Ga.
s/o Rufus Jerome "Rome" Dupree & Ann Elizabeth "Eliza" Hardison
1st h/o Doris Haddock
1900 Federal Census, Byron, Houston Co., Ga., living with parents.
1910 Federal Census, Houston Co., Ga. Living with parents and siblings. Name given as Emmet Dupree, 17, b. Ga.
1920 Federal Census, Houston Co., Ga. Living with parents and siblings. Name given as Emmitt Dupree, 26, b. Ga. [c.1894]
MACON TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER
Jobless and Sick, Dupree Ends Life - Macon Man Apparently Drives Car into "Blind" Road Near Here and Shoots Self - Emmett J. Dupree, 39, of 124 Glenn avenue drove his automobile into a "blind" road near the Case-Fowler Lumber company plant Thursday afternoon and fired a bullet through his right temple, carrying out a threat which his family thought was made in jest Wednesday night. He died instantly. A mill worker passing near the scene called county officers and when they arrived warm blood still was trickling down the side of Mr. Dupree's face. That was about 2 o'clock, it was said. Mr. Dupree had stopped his automobile, a small coach, and had taken a comfortable position on the rear seat. The back of the right front seat had been folded over and his hat and coat were lying across it. His glasses and cigarettes were in his hat.
Health was bad - Lying on the seat, under the folded back, were two notes marked "personal" and Deputy Sheriff Luther J. Stevens delivered them to Mrs. Dupee, the former Miss Doris Haddock. The contents of the notes were not made public. Members of the family attributed Mr. Dupree's action to ill health and his failure to obtain work. He had been in ill heath since he served in the navy during the World war and it had been five or more years, it was said, since he had had permanent employment. Though the family is convinced that Mr. Dupree took his own life, a coroner's inquest will be held in the funeral parlors of Burghard and Connally at 10 o'clock Friday morning.
Threat Remembered - While talking with his family Wednesday night, Mr. Dupree is said to have said something about taking his life if a final effort to obtain work Thursday was unsuccessful. Mrs. Dupree did not take him seriously, however, and assured him everything would be all right. She urged him to stop worrying. Besides his wife, Mr. Dupree leaves one child, Henry Jerome, four years of age, and eight sisters, Mrs. Pearl Heard, Mrs. Bruce Walton, Mrs. A. A. LeGuin, Miss Elizabeth Dupree, and Mrs. W. H. Blount, Macon; Mrs. Sime Riley, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. William Dent, Centerville, and Mrs. Dave Anderson, Perry. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Cherokee Heights Methodist church by Rev. J. E. Parker, the pastor. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be W. Gladstone Jackson, Curtis Tucker, Phillip J. Smith, L. C. Sheehan, H. E. Malone and Horace Bronson.
MACON TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER
Emmett Dupree Ended Own Life - Coroner's Jury Decides Macon Man Fired Bullet into Temple; Funeral Held - A coroner's jury Friday investigating the fatal shooting of Emmett J. Dupree, 39, held that the man took his own life. Mr. Dupree's body was found with a bullet wound in the temple Thursday afternoon I his car on a lonely road northwest of Macon. S. O. Arnett, mill worker who lives on Bellevue boulevard, said that he was walking in the woods near the car when he heard a pistol discharge. Walking to the car he saw Mr. Dupree lying on the rear seat, blood streaming from his temple. In his lifeless hand was a pistol. Deputy Sheriff Luther J. Stevens told of the condition of the body and of the discovery of two notes. One of these marked "personal" was addressed to Mr. Dupree's wife, the former Miss Doris Haddock. This was delivered to Mrs. Dupree unopened. In the other letter Mr. Dupree bade farewell to his friends and told of his intention to take his own life because he had failed to "make a success", it was said.
Worried over Illness - Relatives said the man had been despondent and worried for several months because of ill health and his inability to find work. He served in the navy during the World War and had been ill since leaving the services, it was stated. Funeral services were held in the Cherokee Heights Methodist church at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. E. Parker, pastor. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Dupree lived at 124 Glenn avenue. Besides his wife he is survived by one child, Henry Jerome, four years old, and eight sisters, Mrs. Pearl Heard, Mrs. Bruce Walton, Mrs. A. A. LeGuin, Miss Elizabeth Dupree and Mrs. W. H. Blount, Macon; Mrs. Sime Riley, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. William Dent, Centerville, and Mrs. Dave Anderson, Perry. Pallbearers were W. Gladstone Jackson, Curtis Tucker, Phillip J. Smith, L. C. Sheehan, H. E. Malone and Horace Bronson.
Birth & death location thanks to C. Turner Lewis
Rufus Jerome Dupree (1855 - 1942)
Eliza Hardison Dupree (1858 - 1947)
Doris J. Haddock DuPree Wesley (1899 - 1981)
Henry Jerome DuPree (1929 - 2010)*
Aurie Dupree Walton (1882 - 1962)*
Eva Dupree Dent (1885 - 1969)*
Lizzie Dupree (1887 - 1979)*
Elsie Dupree Anderson (1890 - 1986)*
Emmett Jerome Dupree (1893 - 1932)
Ruby Dupree Riley (1897 - 1993)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Plot: lot 91, block 1, section LST
Created by: Cameron Padgett
Record added: Oct 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59618439