Bio: Slocomb, Mr. ? (Attempted suicide - 1913) 

Contact: Ann Stevens


Surnames: Blumenstein, McGonigal, Slocomb, Kronschnabl 

----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  Feb 13, 1913 

Slocomb, Mr. ? (Attempted suicide - Feb 1913) 

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. . . an attempt to commit suicide. 

He was alone in the house, with the exception of the small children, and being in a despondent mood, took a razor and went to the cellar and cut a large and deep gash on each side of his neck under the jaw bone, but the throat was not cut. 

He was first discovered by one of the small children who took the lantern to bring up some wood from the cellar.  He reached the wood pile and upon returning was very frightened to see his father lying on the floor with blood on his neck and a razor in his hand and rushed up the stairs to tell his brother, Ernie, who at once went to A. Blumenstein’s to get his brother, Asa.  When he arrived he telephoned for Dr. McGonigal, who answered the summons at once and found Mr. Slocomb lying on the cellar floor near a large pool of blood.  He sewed up the gashes with the assistance of George Kronschnabl but did not at the time expect him to live over an hour.  Strange to say he is still living and there are good hopes of his eventually recovering.  At present he is getting along nicely. 

Mr. Slocomb gives no reason for his rash attempt to kill himself and now only says he must have been crazy to attempt such an act. - Loyal Tribune 



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