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Clipping dated Wednesday, September 10, 1947


Carl Landauer Kills Self Near Redkey


Redkey, Ind, Sept. 9 - Albert Carl Landauer, 53, a well known farmer residing about two and one-half miles east of Redkey committed suicide this morning by shooting himself in the right temple with an old type pistol.  He was alone at the time of the tragedy. Mrs. Landauer has been in Michigan for the past few weeks taking treatment for hay fever.

Ralph Brown, mail carrier, arrived at the Landauer home at 9 o'clock and found a note in the mail box written by Mr. Landauer with the information and directions as to where to find the body.  He came to the Huggins Service Station where he notified Arthur and Edgar Huggins and Dr. John Lansford, who returned to the Landauer home where they found Mr. Landauer in a dying condition at the corncrib.  He died a few minutes later.  Dr. Spahr, Jay County coroner and other Jay County officials were notified and arrived for an investigation.  Another note was found in the home with information and instructions as to his affairs and wishes.

Mr. Landauer is survived by his wife Lila D., two daughters, Mrs. Max Shoemaker of Fort Wayne and Miss Mary Ellen Landauer, at home, who until recently was employed in an office at Muncie; his mother, Mrs. Rose Landauer of Redkey and a brother, Paul Landauer of near Redkey.  A son Lewis Carl Landauer, who was a veteran in World War II, was reported missing in India in June 1943 and in February 1945 was officially declared dead by the government.

Mr. Landauer was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion.  He spent some time in Redkey last evening and apparently was as well as usual but probably more or less despondent because of the mysterious death of his son which never could be satisfactorily known.  The funeral arrangements will not be known until the arrival home of Mrs. Landauer

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