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Davis - Jot

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Wednesday 15 aug 1894

A special from Lebanon says: At 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon it was discovered that Jot Davis had taken morphine in sufficient quantity to prove fatal. Dr. A. P. Fitch was summoned and for four hours had applied every remedy known to the profession in an endeavor to save the life of the unfortunate man. It is not possible for him to recover in the opinion of the physician.
Jot Davis was well known here, though his home is near New Ross. He was a barber by trade, but had been dissipated of late and has not been at work, depending largely upon the generosity of his friends. His brother, Jesse T. Davis of this city, is a well known and respected citizen. The cause of the suicide is not known, but it is generally supposed that he had become despondent because of his unfortunate life and the gloomy prospects for the future. He was unmarried and thirty six years of age.

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