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Calvin T. Cropper

Obituary Date: 8/22/1908

Information in this record:
Cropper, Calvin T.
August 22, 1908 YOUNG MAN KILLS HIMSELF Calvin T. Cropper, 21 years old, son of Thomas J. Cropper, committed suicide at his home late Wednesday night by blowing his brains out with a pistol. Family troubles had been prying on Mr. Cropper's mind for sometime, and for a month or more he had threatened to put an end to his life. Wednesday night he went driving with a young lady, to whom he was paying much attention, and who had been a chum of his since school days, and told her he was going to kill himself, but she only laughed at his treat and believed he would soon get over his despondent mood. On the return home Mr. Cropper passed his mother and brother who were sitting on the porch, went to his room and locked the door. A second later a shot was hear and the brother rushed upstairs, broke in the door and found Calvin lying on the bed, pistol in hand, with his coat off and a cigarette in his mouth and blood flowing from his gaping wound in his temple.

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