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CRIPPEN, Ralph 1879 – 1898

CRIPPEN

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/5/2020 at 13:25:19

Source: Decorah Republican June 30, 1898 P 3 C 2

Suicide at Waterloo.
Waterloo, Iowa, June 22.—Ralph Crippen, the only son of Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Crippen of this place, suicided yesterday afternoon by shooting himself through the head. Crippen, who was 18 years old, just completed his freshman year at Northwestern university, returning home last week. Owing to hard work he has not been in the best of health for some weeks, and the cause of the suicide is assigned to despondency over this.


 

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