Carl B. Stade

Carl B. Stade

Birth
Germany
Death 9 Feb 1897 (aged 60)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 7 Lot 36
Memorial ID 73933216 · View Source
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                BLEW HIS HEAD OFF.
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      C. B. Stade, of Oak Lawn Township,
            Commits Suicide on Tuesday
                              Morning.
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      C. B. Stade, an influential and prosperous resident of Oak Lawn township, committed suicide early Tuesday morning, by blowing the top of his head off with a shot gun. Mr. Stade has long been suffering with asthma and heart disease. He has been living out on the farm alone for several years, his family living in the city. On Tuesday evening being much worse, he sent for a neighbor, D. W. Waite, to come and spend the night with him. Mr. Waite did what he could to give the unfortunate man relief, but without much success. About two a. m., Mr. Stade took his knife out of his pocket, and said that as he could not get relief any other way, he would kill himself. Mr. Waite talked to him and finally succeeded in getting the knife away from Mr. Stade, who shortly afterward laid down on the bed and fell asleep. Mr. Waite then thought he would call another neighbor, Joseph Friesdam [sic] [Friedsam], to go for a doctor. He first awoke Mr. J. W. Sanderson, who occupies another portion of the house with his family, and then went for Mr. Friesdam. He returned in a short time with Mr. Friesdam [sic] [Friedsam], and they were joined in the yard by Mr. Sanderson, who had in the meantime dressed and built a fire. While standing there a moment talking about Mr. Stade's condition, they heard the report of a shot gun. They rushed in and found Mr. Stade lying on the floor dead, the entire top of his head being blown off. From the position of the body and the gun, and the effect of the shot, it is evident that Mr. Stade stood up by the bed, and resting the butt of the gun on the floor, put the end of the barrel in his mouth, and fired the gun by reaching the trigger with a long screw driver that lay beside the body. The bed, and the ceiling, walls and floor, of the room were besmeared and bespattered with blood and brains. The nose and mustache were found in the folds of a window curtain across the room from where the unfortunate stood when the shot was fired. Messrs. Waite and Sanderson, knew the gun was in the room, but did not know that there was any ammunition whatever in the house, and did not think the gun could be used for self destruction. Mr. Stade, however, had two cartridges, one of which he used. It contained No. 8 shot. Coroner Dean was notified the first thing in the morning, and Deputy Coroner Losey, went out immediately, and after investigating, decided it was clearly a case of suicide, and no inquest was necessary. He fixed up the remains as best he could, and in the afternoon they were brought to the undertaking rooms, and Mrs. Stade, who was at that time at Albert Lea, was notified of the occurrence. The funeral services took place at 2:30 this afternoon, at the residence of Mrs. Stade, on Ninth street north, Rev. Opie officiating.
      Mr. Stade was a highly respected resident of Oak Lawn, holding various local offices there. At the time of his death he was a school director in his district. His wife and three daughters and a son Herman Stade, survive him. (Brainerd Dispatch, 12 February 1897, p. 1, c. 4)


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  • Maintained by: A. Nelson
  • Originally Created by: Kathy Merris Mills
  • Added: 25 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73933216
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carl B. Stade (20 Oct 1836–9 Feb 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73933216, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .