GALLOWAY, Pete (d. 1923)

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Farmer Brooding Over Death of Only Son, Takes Life on Christmas Day

Calhoun, Ky., Dec. 25 – Pete GALLOWAY, 62, prominent McLean county farmer, ended his life with a shot gun early this morning at his house, four miles from Rumsey.

Mr. GALLOWAY and his wife were at the breakfast table.  Ten days ago, his only son, Arnold GALLOWAY, age 32, who served in the world war, and was the idol of his father’s hear, died.  “I Just can’t pass this Christmas day without Arnold being here,” said Mr. GALLOWAY.

He left the dining room and went to an adjoining room.  His wife was startled by the report of a gun.  Rushing to the room, she found her husband dead on the floor.  The load of shot from the gun had blown away half of his head.

The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at his home and the body will be brought to Calhoun and buried in the Calhoun cemetery.

Source: Evansville Courier and Press; December 26, 1923

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