DeKalb County Indiana Obituary


Charles Eakright
Contributed by Roselyn Wells


September 1, 1932, Thursday, The Record-Herald

 Dies After Cutting Throat With Razor

        Charles Eakright, aged 71 years, who made an attempt at suicide about midnight on August 18th by slashing his throat with a razor, died Monday afternoon at the Dr. Bonnell Souder hospital in Auburn.
        The aged bachelor, said to have made his home at Avilla and at Fort Wayne, stood before a mirror in a bedroom at the home of Mrs. Elsworth Eakright in Wilmington township and cut his throat from one ear to the other in a fit of despondency.
        He arrived at the Eakright home a day after the burial of his cousin, the late Elsworth Eakright, former trustee of Wilmington township.  He worked at one time for Mr. Eakright on the farm.
        There was little hope of recorvery for the aged man from the first.  In cutting his throat he nearly severed the larynx.<>




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