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Orville E. Manning

E. O. Manning of St. Paul, Neb., Patient at Methodist Hospital, Commits Suicide

“My head hurts me so that I ache all over. I don’t want to live any longer. Good-bye.” Within a few minutes after penning these words E. O. Manning of St. Paul, Neb., who was a patient in the Methodist Hospital for eye trouble, was bleeding to death in a tent on the grounds of the institution Tuesday morning from a revolver would in the right temple. The body was discovered yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Charles Duncan, employed as a fireman at the hospital, passing the tent, the door of which was open, saw a man’s legs as if a person was asleep on the floor. Going in he found Manning with his head in a pool of blood and a revolver beside him. He called the engineer, L. Duncan, who reported the occurrence to the hospital and afterwards informed the coroner. The bullet came out through the side of the head and embedded itself in the jamb of the door. Manning had been a patient in the hospital since March 22, when he was sent there to have his eyes treated by Rev. Dr. Matthews of Sergeant, Neb. Manning was a member of Camp 1738 of the Modern Woodmen of America. He was a farmer and his father, Reuben Manning, lives at St. Paul, Neb. 
 
- “The Bee” in Omaha, Nebraska, May 27, 1910 
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This death notice provided by Frank Manning


 

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