Obituary for Charles Marion Willis
13 August, 1860 - 23 July, 1932
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Monday, 25 July, 1932
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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PARMA MAN IS
M. Willis, Grieving
Over Death of Son, Shoots
Grief over the death of his son and ill health are believed to have
led Charles M. Willis, 72, of Parma to shoot himself Saturday.
He was found dead on the grave of his son, Archie Willis, in the
Parma cemetery Saturday evening. A revolver with one
discharged cartridge was found in his hand.
The aged man borrowed a gun from a neighbor Saturday
morning, "to shoot eats with," he told them. He told them.
He told members of the family that he was going to the Roswell
community, where they were formerly residents. When he did not
return for lunch Saturday noon the family became alarmed but did not
begin to search for him until about 2 o'clock. He was found by
his son, Alfred, and Clyde Hill about 5:30 o'clock Saturday evening.
Coroner C. V. Peckham of Caldwell was called. He
declared the death suicidal and no inquest was held.
Willis is survived by his widow, two sons, Alfred and
Andy and one daughter, Mrs. Abbie Glanton of Portland.
Interment was in the Parma cemetery beside his son, who died about
two months ago of heart disease.