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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
  SUICIDE VICTIM

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 Charles M. Willis, Grieving
 Over Death of Son, Shoots
         Self Saturday

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     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.