Dallas Morning News 24 Oct 1926 page 7 H. R. Babbitt is Found Dead
Discover Sherman Business Man's Body with Pistol Near By.
Special to the News- Sherman, Texas - Oct 23 -"H. R. Bobbitt, 62, former wealthy Sherman business man, was found death in his room on South Crockett street Saturday afternoon shortly after 5 o'clock. Three bullet holes in his left breast and a small automatic pistol was found near him.
Justic of the Peace W. M. Blaylock held an inquest and rendered a decision that he came to his death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted.
He left a note giving instructions for his burial. In the note he said that when he returned to Sherman from Louisiana in 1918 he was worth more than $500,000. but had met with financial reverses.
Mr. Bobbitt left Grayson County at the age of 22 years and went to Louisiana, where he engaged in railroad construction work, and amassed quite a fortune. In the meantime he had made numerous investments in Sherman and Grayson County and returned to this city eight years ago.
A brother Gus Bobbitt, who had been a Dupty United States Marshal in the old Indian Territory and later in Oklahoma, was killed near his farm in Southern Oklahoma about seven years ago. Four men charged in connection with the slaying were taken from the jail at Ada, Ok, and hanged."
Dallas Morning news - 25 Oct 1926 page 12, Special to the News, Sherman , Texas Oct 24-
"Funeral services for the I.R. Bobbitt, 62 years old, former wealthy Sherman business man who was found dead in his room later Saturday with three bullet holes in his breast, were held Sunday afternoon. He was buried in West Hill Cemetery. Dr. T. A. Wharton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, conducted the services.
His death cert. is Grayson County, No. 34963. He died at his home 1102 S. Crockett St.
He was divorced, his birthdate is not on the cert. he died 23 Oct 1926. He is listed as a Grain Dealer. b. in Ky. Father -..Bobbit b. Ala. mother- Mary E. Collins b. Ky. Informant was Will Collins of Howe, Tx. Gun shot wounds , self inflicted.