| Public Press
New Albany, Indiana
8 Feb 1899 p6 c1
Jacob SCHWARTZ committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon of last week, by cutting his throat at his home, on Spring street, between Bank and Third. Mr. SCHWARTZ had been ill for several days of la grippe and his mind seemed to be affected by the malady. His mental condition was noticed by his family, but they had no idea he contemplated suicide. Schwartz went into an upstairs bed-room, and a moment later his wife heard him fall. She hurried in the room and found him on the floor with a terrible gash in his throat. He was gasping for breath and died in a few minutes. His face, hands, and clothing were smeared with blood, and a large pool near a mirror indicated he had slashed his neck. Schwartz was 54 years old and leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Nannie SANDERS and Miss Maggie SCHWARTZ. He was engaged in the transfer business for several years, but of late had been employed as a merchant policeman. He was a member of Centenary M. E. Church.
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