Carrie Foulke

Carrie Foulke

Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
Death 12 Nov 1908 (aged 26)
Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
Burial Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
Plot Sec. B
Memorial ID 100928844 · View Source
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Shot Herself With a Target Gun on Thursday Evening
Rash Act Attributed to Poor Health - No attention Paid to Frequent Threats to Take Her Life - Funeral Will Occur Saturday.

Miss Carrie, aged twenty-five, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Foulke, committed suicide at 8 o'clock Thursday night by shooting herself with a target gun in the right temple. The rash act is attributed to the girl's poor health. She had frequently threatened to take her life on account of the condition of her health but none of the members of the family took her remarks seriously, and Thursday when she told her sister Grace that she was feeling so badly that she believed she would end it all by committing suicide, but little attention was paid to the remark. Shortly after 8 o'clock all the members of the household except Mr. Foulke went out to the barn to catch some chickens which they intended to sell to the huckster, Friday. Mr. Foulke was almost asleep and the girl chose this opportunity to take her life.

She procured a shot gun belonging to her brother and also his belt which contained several shells. She stepped out of the back door and attempted to place a shell in the gun.

She did not succeed in this. Throwing the shotgun and belt upon the ground she hurried into the house again, obtained the target gun and walked out into the yard again, and pointing the target gun to her right temple, pulled the trigger. The shot attracted the family and they rushed to the girl, who was found lying on the ground in an unconscious condition. She was carried into the house and expired in thirty minutes without regaining consciousness.

Carrie possessed a charming disposition and was a favorite in the neighborhood but her continued ill health caused her to become discouraged with life.

They met at the house at 12 o'clock, Saturday, and short funeral services were held. The interment occurred at Sheridan. [Crown View Cemetery
(Source: Noblesville Daily Ledger, 17 Nov 1908, page 1)

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