John Keepe

Death 26 Sep 1890 (aged 25–26)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 2, Lot 56/57, NWC of & SWC
Memorial ID 106297062 · View Source
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Crow Wing County Death Records, Book A, Page 30, Line 34:
Keepe, John, age 26 years; cause of death, suicide, pistol; d. Brainerd; foreman [sic], railroad

Losey & Dean Mortuary Records:
Name: Keepe, John
Last Residence: sanitarium
Age: 26 years
Cause of Death: suicide
Certifying Physician: Dr. Courtney
Date of Death: 26 September 1890, 5 a. m.
Place of Burial: Evergreen Cemetery
Grave or Lot No.: RR ground
Bill Rendered to: Mr. Beebe
Payment: 28 September 1890; cash, $32.50
Memorandum: Deceased shot himself through the head; a post mortum held and brain removed

                     Tired of Life.

      On Friday morning last Wm. [sic [John] Kepper [sic] [Keepe] committed suicide at the N. P. Sanitarium in this city by shooting himself through the head. The deceased was a railroad fireman and belonged to Fargo Lodge No. 85, B. of L. F. [Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen], and for some four months he had been under treatment at the hospital for paralysis caused by an accident while in discharge of his duties. He was despondent over his condition and it seemed to prey upon his mind. On Thursday he purchased a revolver of A. L. Hoffman and desired Mr. Hoffman to warrant the weapon not to miss fire. No inkling of his intention was given to any person and until the report of his gun was heard at 5 o'clock on Friday morning no one thought that he was in a desperate mood. When he was found he was dead, and evidently as soon as he awakened in the morning he placed the gun to his head and fired the fatal shot. The remains were buried on Sunday in Evergreen cemetery by Pine City Lodge No. 81. An insurance which he held runs to a sister in Bismarck, Missouri. (Brainerd Dispatch, 03 October 1890, p. 4, c. 5)


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