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Paxton - Samuel

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 13 April 1900

Samuel Paxton, aged some sixty years, an old time resident of Campbellā€™s Chapel neighborhood, tired of life, on Wednesday morning, after making a couple of calls upon his neighbors, went home and seated himself on the edge of a bed in the back bedroom and with a double charged 44 quitted life. His family hearing the report ran to his assistance, but too late, he had done his work well. Dr. Green, of Darlington, was called but could do nothing, as the ball had penetrated the brain. Sam was somewhat eccentric and a little peculiar at times, and had told his friends at various times that he was tired of life and that he would kill himself, but no one thought he meant what he said, but Wednesday morning showed he was in earnest. He leaves a wife and two grown children. -s

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