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Helen Miller

The Sad Death of Mrs. Miller.
On Account of Business Reverses of Her Husband She Becomes Despondent.

Mrs. Helen Miller, the wife of a respected farmer, living almost three miles north of Valparaiso and just north of Bull's Eye Lake, committed suicide Sunday evening by drowning. Mrs. Miller was a hardworking woman and became despondent over the business reverses of her husband and worried herself considerable about it, and finally gave way under the heavy mental strain. On several occasions when in a despondent mood she threatened to end her life, whenever in such a mood she was closely watched by the rest of the family.

Sunday evening about 7 o'clock Mrs. Miller slipped away from the house unnoticed. A few minutes later she was missed and search was immediately begun for the stricken lady, but she had mysteriously disappeared and could not be found. About 10 o'clock it was learned that Capt. Lytle had been cutting ice on Bull's Eye Lake and that a large opening had been left in the ice. A man by the name of Arthur Kesley, in the employ of the Butler bakery, with other started for the lake. On arriving there he walked to the edge of the ice and was horrified to find the body of the unfortunate woman floating on the water. The body was immediately taken from the water and taken to the home of the stricken family where everything was done in the hopes of reviving her, while Coroner Ketchum and Undertaker Arnold were sent for, but all efforts were fruitless.

Mrs. Miller was an estimable lady, 51 years of age, and was well known all over the county. She leaves a husband and three daughters. The oldest daughter is Mrs. Butler, of Valparaiso, the two younger girls living at home. The funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the late home, conducted by Rev. Allen Lewis.

Mr. Miller has the sympathy of friends and neighbors, who sadly deplore the sudden taking away of his esteemable wife.

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: March 22, 1895
Volume Number: 11
Issue Number: 50
Page: 1
Column(s): 3

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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