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 Walter Duffney

Walter Duffney

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Death 1920 (aged 21–22)
Burial Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 100496151 · View Source
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WALTER DUFFNEY, SON OF MR. AND MRS. JEDDY DUFFNEY, WHO ACCIDENTLY SHOT HIMSELF IN THE RIGHT TEMPLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON DIED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT THE ST. LUCAS HOSPITAL FROM THE EFFECTS OF THE WOUND. THE DOCTORS FROM THE FIRST HELD OUT NO HOPES FOR HIS RECOVERY. HOW THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED WILL REMAIN A MYSTERY AS HE DID NOT REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS SUFFICIENTLY TO GIVE A COHERENT ACCOUNT OF IT. HIS FATHER, MR. DUFFNEY, IS OF THE OPINION THAT HE WAS COMING HOME TO SUPPER AND WITH THE REVOLVER IN HIS RIGHT HAND WAS STEADYING A SACK OF CORN WHICH HE WAS CARRYING ON HIS SHOULDER. THE SACK EVIDENTLY SLIPPED DOWN OVER HIS SHOULDER AND IN PUSHING IT UP INTO PLACE HE ACCIDENTLY DISCHARGED THE REVOLVER, THE BULLET ENTERING THE RIGHT TEMPLE. HE WAS FOUND TWO RODS AWAY, WHERE HE HAD EVIDENTLY STAGGERED IN AN EFFORT TO GET HOME. HE WAS BORN IN THE TOWN OF FOREST ON MAY 19, 1898, THE SON OF MR. AND MRS. JEDDY DUFFNEY. MRS. DUFFNEY DIED THREE YEARS AGO. HE LIVED IN THE TOWN OF FOREST AND WENT TO SCHOOL THERE UNTIL HE WAS ABOUT 11 YEARS OLD WHEN HE MOVED WITH HIS PARENTS TO WALCOTT WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL HIS DEATH. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS FATHER, JEDDY DUFFNEY, AND THREE BROTHERS, EDWARD, CLIFFORD AND LAWRENCE ALL OF WHOM LIVE AT HOME. THE FUNERAL SERVICES WILL TAKE PLACE FRIDAY MORNING AT 9 O'CLOCK FROM THE CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART OF WHICH HE WAS DEVOUT MEMBER. INTERMENT WILL BE AT CALVARY CEMETERY.

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS 10/JUN/1920 Via Dalby database


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100496151
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Duffney (1898–1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100496151, citing Calvary Cemetery, Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .