Jacob William Beyl

Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
Death 8 Nov 1921 (aged 45)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 149162345 View Source
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Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis, Indiana
November 9, 1921


Bullet Fired by Jacob W. Beyl Passes Through Body and Wounds Brother-in-Law.

Two suicides were reported to police yesterday. Jacob W. Beyl, 43 years old, 2645 Boyd avenue, shot himself with a revolver while sitting in the yard in front of his home. Mrs. Minnie Belle Fulton, 49 years old, a patient at the Central insane hospital, ended her life by hanging herself with a bed sheet in her room.

When Beyl shot himself through the left breast in an unsuccessful effort to end his life, the bullet passed through his body and struck Everett Mobley, 38 years old, a brother-in-law, in the right forearm.

Fires Second Shot.

Mobley ran into the house and called his wife, who came to the front window. Just as the two reached the window, Beyl, who was lying on the ground, raised the revolver to his right temple and fired a second time.

In a number of notes he left, Beyl gave as the reason for his act that he was lonesome and that no one cared for him. He also directed that his body be buried at Columbus, Ind., where he formerly lived, and directed the disposal of some property.

Mrs. Fulton's body was found by Miss Mary O'Tolle, watchman at the hospital. Mrs. Fulton had fastened the sheet to a transom above her door and jumped from a chair. The body was taken over by Owen W. Tast of Marion, an uncle.

Logansport, Indiana
November 8, 1921


INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 8.--- A bullet which Jacob Beyl fired into his own breast today passed entirely through his body near the heart and lodged in the arm of Everett Mobley, his brother-in-law, who stepped around the corner of his house just in time to witness the suicide attempt. Mobley dashed into the house and he and his wife reached a window at the moment Beyl raised the weapon again and fired a fatal shot into his brain. "Nobdy liked him and he had no job,: were the reasons Beyl, a 45-year-old bachelor, gave for the suicide in five letters he left behind.

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