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ADAMS, Frank W.
|Cambria Freeman, 28 Nov 1902, Contributed by Patty Millich|
Frank W. Adams, aged about forty years, committed suicide at his home in Tunnelhill borough, near Gallitzin, on Tuesday afternoon by hanging himself from a rope thrown over a rafter in the stable. A box which he had evidently stood on and then kicked from under him told the story of his death.
Adams had been employed as a section boss on the P. R. R. until last summer, operating between Bennington and Kittanning Point. A sunstroke he experienced then affected his nervous system and an injury to an arm into which a piece of steel was driven seemed to have accentuated his growing mental trouble.
Coroner E. L. Miller went to Gallitzin for the purpose of inquiring into the death but upon learning the facts decided that the man was demented when he committed the deed, as other members of his family have been insane.
Adams leaves a wife, who before her marriage was Miss Mary Dougherty of Ebensburg, who with one child survives him.