New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Isaac Ewing

A Soldier Commits Suicide

Isaac Ewing Drinks Carbolic Acid at Knoxville, Tenn.

Isaac Ewing of Atlantic Highlands, who enlisted in the Sixteenth regular infantry, committed suicide by drinking carbolic acid at Knoxville, Tenn. He was 21 years old and unmarried. The young man was a wild, reckless fellow. Last fall he got in trouble at Atlantic Highlands for overdriving a horse. He ran away before his case came to trial and so forfeited his bail, which his aged and impoverished mother had to pay. When last heard from he was at Huntsville, Alabama, and it is supposed that while there he enlisted in the army. Ewing came from a fighting family. His father fought in the civil war; his grandfather in the war of 1812, and his great-grandfather in the Revolutionary war.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, April 5, 1899