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Charles L. Williams

Charles L. Williams Commits Suicide at Hammond While Despondent.

HAMMOND, Ind., Aug. 29. -- Charles L. Williams, a well known telegraph operator, and brother-in-law of the Rev. C. C.Jesse, of the Morgan Park Congregational church, Chicago, committed suicide here to-day by taking a quantity of morphine. He was 35 years of age, and leaves a wife and two young daughters.

The fatal step was due to despondency. Four years ago he was local night train dispatcher of the Monon. Later he was employed by the Chicago Junction and Calumet Terminal railways. His last place of employment was at Pullman. For several months past Mrs. Williams and her husband have not been living together, although no legal separation had been applied for.

Williams was complaining to friends here only yesterday of his ill luck in being out of employment, and this morning Chief Clerk Slater, of the Chicago Junction railway came here to offer his friend a place, only to find him dead. The remains were taken to Chesterton Wednesday for interment.

The suicide was a resident of Chesterton for several years, coming here from Westville. His father, John Williams, started the first livery stable in Chesterton and ran it until his death. Charles left here a few years ago. He was a good hearted fellow, but very erratic.

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: September 2, 1899
Volume Number: 16
Issue Number: 21
Page: 1
Column(s): 5

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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