Sunday, December 1, 2013

Solan Spurr Kills Self

The Detroit Free Press, January 24, 1908
Sometimes you're crazy and others you just don't want to live any more. Fraught with sickness and the inability to sleep, Solan Spurr, a former Eloise mental patient and frequent barker of suicide threats, made do with his intentions to die.

The former storekeeper from Oakwood arose early on January 23, 1908 and told his wife that he couldn't sleep, then crept out to retrieve his revolver and made his way to the sitting room where he shot himself through the heart. A sad story for a guy with quite an excellent name.

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