CASEY, Henry – (d. 1906)

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Title: Disappointed in Love

Calhoun, Ky., Jan. 25 — Henry CASEY, a well-t0-do farmer of this county, shot himself at the home of Frank McDANIEL Sunday night at 9 o’clock, but his body was not discovered until Monday morning.

The suicide is supposed to have been caused by a love affair as in the young man’s pocket was found a note addressed to his sweetheart, which read as follows:  “You probably know why, darling, I do this crime.  I have told you so often that I couldn’t endure the refusal of my proposal.  I love you and can’t help it, and owing to ou rpast trouble in love affair we will separate forever in this life.  I hope to meet you in heaven.”

The  young people had been engaged for several months, and were to have been married at an early date.  The young woman it is said, however, put off the ceremony several times.  CASEY’s body was found in the publi road in front of the gate of his sweetheart’s home, with a bullet wound from a thirty-eight caliber pistol through the breast.  The weapon as found by his side.

The Paducah sun. (Paducah, Ky.), 25 Jan. 1906. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052116/1906-01-25/ed-1/seq-8/>

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