Margaret <I>Rourick</I> Antrim

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Margaret Rourick Antrim

  • Birth 5 Sep 1886 Cass County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 22 Sep 1937 Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 103349391

Obituary Notice, Atlantic News Telegraph, 23 September, 1937

Mrs. Margaret Antrim Dead Several Hours

Before Lifeless Body found in Basement of Home
Mrs. Margaret Rourick Antrim, 51, well know life-long resident of this community and divorced wife of Sam Antrim, local grocer, committed suicide Wednesday by hanging herself in the basement of her home at 320 Elm street. Members of the family blamed worry over recent domestic troubles for her act.

Mrs. Antrim who recently purchased the Getz property where she ended her life, had been despondent many weeks. She left no note to her family of friends.

Find Body
The lifeless body was found dangling at the end of a rope in the basement buy her niece Miss. Frances Griffin, who had lived with her aunt since 1917, and a sister, Miss. Nellie Rourick. Miss. Griffin became alarmed last evening when she returned home from the young Furniture company store, where she is employed, and found her aunt missing. Miss. Griffin and enlisted the aid of Miss. Rourick. The young women made a through search of the Antrim home and found the body about 7:15 P.M.

Miss. Griffin said she last saw her aunt about 11 o'clock Wednesday morning. Mrs. Antrim is believed to have committed suicide shortly after she visited with her niece.

No Inquest
Corner W. W. Kitson and Sheriff P. P. Edwards, who conducted an investigation, stated that Mrs. Antrim had been seen about six or seven hours before the body was found. Corner Kitson announced that no inquest would be held as it was apparently a case of self-destruction.

Mrs. Antrim fashioned a noose by tying one end of the end of the rope around her neck and fastening the other end to a water pipe. she Stepped off a water pail and strangled to death. Following the investigation, the body was removed to the Young Funeral Home.
Born Here
She was born on a farm north of Atlantic on Sept. 5, 1886, daughter of James and Bridget White Rourick. Miss Rourick grew to young womanhood here and was married to Mr. Antrim in Atlantic on May 10, 1910. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Antrim conducted a community grocery on West Seventh Street. She was recently granted a divorce.
Mrs. Antrim was member of the Alter and Rosary Society of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church. She had been a member of the church since childhood.

Surviving besides her parents are two brothers and two sisters, Albert and James Rourick and C.L. Clark of Brayton and Miss Nellie Rourick of this city.

Rites Saturday
Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul church . Rev M.J. O'Connor, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Wiota, assisted by the Rev. Dunston Branigan of Des Moines, supply pastor of the local church while the Rev. P.N. McDermott is in New York city attending the national convention of the American Legon, will offiate. Internment is to be in the Atlantic Catholic Cemetery.

The body will lie in state at her late home until the hour of the rites. The Rosary will be said at 9 o'clock tonight and at the same hour tomorrow night.

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