|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1891|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1930|
Son of Daniel Henry and Catherine Mack.
Husband of Nellie Mack.
Father of Laurine G. Roozen; Kenneth E.
Mack; Kathryn Mack; Mary Colleen Stiever
and Margaret J. Lundstrom.
Brother of Gertrude Mack; Florence Mack;
Margaret Effie Mack; Sylvester Dennis Mack;
Howard Henry Mack; and Mary Cram.
MAN HANGS SELF
Earl Mack, 39, Dies of
Strangulation After Ty-
ing Rope Around
Neck, Lying on Bed.
Leaves Wife, Five Minor
Children, Mother and
Despondent because he was out
of work and was having difficulty
in supporting his wife and five
children, Earl Mack, 39 years old,
killed himself at his home at 426
East Fourth street Tuesday after-
He hanged himself from the head
of an iron bed, lying down on the
bed as though to go to sleep. He
was reclining face upward when his
wife found him at 3:30 p. m. Death
resulted from strangulation and not
from a broken neck, the usual cause
of death from hanging, according to
Dr. F. T. Benoit, county coroner,
who investigated the death, and
said today there is no need for an
A neighbor saw Mr. Mack about
1:30 p. m., and shortly before noon
Mr. Mack rode with Police Sergeant
Julius Bronk and Walter Neumann,
251 East Third street. Mr. Mack
thought Neumann drove too fast,
and said "We don't want a wreck—
We're too young to die yet."
He did not come home for a
midday meal, and when his wife
left the house about 1 p. m. she
left a lunch for him in the ice box.
When Mrs. Mack came home at
3:30 she found the front door open,
and thought some one had entered
the house to take food. She looked
in the icebox and found that part
of the lunch she had prepared had
been eaten. Going upstairs, she
found her husband stretched out
on the bed, his head fastened by
a small piece of rope to the head
of the bed. She cut the rope and
called 6- Physician who summoned
the coroner when he found Mr.
Mack was dead. He is thought to
have died some time between 2 p.
m. and 3 p. m.
Then, was no evidence that Mr.
Mack had made any struggle. Bed-
clothes were not disturbed. Con-
siderable time, thought Dr. Benoit
must have elapsed from the time
Mr. Mack leaned down against the
noose until he died from strangu-
lation. His body from the hips
down rested on the bed, and there
was not much weight on the rope.
Mr. Mack at the June term of
federal court here in 1928 was
sentenced to pay a fine of $250 and
serve 90 days in jail when he
pleaded guilty to a charge of pos-
session and sale of intoxicating li-
quor at 211 East Third street, then
known as "Buddy's Place." He was
released after serving four months
in the Freeborn county jail at Al-
No arrangements have yet been
made for his funeral. Surviving Mr.
Mack, besides his wife and five
minor children, are his mother,
living at Galesvllle, and a sister,
living near Galesville.
Funeral of Earl Mack
Funeral services for Earl Mack
who, despondent because he was out
of work, killed himself Tuesday aft-
ernoon at his home, 428 East Fourth
street, will be held Friday at 2
p. m. The Rev. John Oliphant,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, will conduct the services,
and burial will be in Woodlawn
Bernard Julius Rozzen
Daniel Henry Mack (1859 - 1923)
Catherine M. McAvoy Mack (1866 - 1950)
Nellie A. Strachan Mack (1893 - 1990)
Kathryn Elizabeth Nelson Borseth (1916 - 1994)*
Mary Colleen Mack Stiever (1925 - 2008)*
Gertrude Mack Wagner (1887 - 1968)*
Florence A Mack Chase (1888 - 1966)*
Earl J. Mack (1891 - 1930)
Sylvester Dennis Mack (1893 - 1967)*
Howard Henry Mack (1897 - 1968)*
Mary E Mack Cram (1899 - 1975)*
Created by: Scooters34
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85173863