Aged Man Suicide
Robert Francis, on of Crawford County's oldest
citizens, committed suicide by hanging yesterday afternoon. Mr. Francis was 96 years old and had for
several years made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Elwood Shook, and family, one mile south of Bellair.
He is also survived by 3 sons: William, Calvin, and Guy Francis.
At going to press no particulars could be learned of the unfortunate act.
Source: (Robinson Constitution, 29 May 1919, Crawford Co., IL) (microfilm, Robinson Library)
Submitted by: Pat Hall