Obituaries - NJ - 1900 - Edward C. Rogers

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Obituaries - NJ - 1900 - Edward C. Rogers

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A Suicide at Keyport

Edward C. Rogers Takes His Life With Carbolic Acid

Edward C. Rogers of Keyport committed suicide last Wednesday night by taking a dose of carbolic acid. On the Saturday night previous Rogers had got $37 from Force & Wyckoff on a worthless check. A warrant was issued for his arrest but he left town without getting caught. Wednesday night about ten o'clock he turned up unexpectedly at his mother's home. His mother chided him about passing the worthless check, but he made an evasive reply and went to bed. About seven o'clock the next morning his mother heard him groaning and going to his room she found him in the agonies of death. On the floor beside the bed was an ounce bottle of carbolic acid from which a quantity had been drunk. A doctor was summoned but Rogers died before he arrived. Coroner Tetley viewed the body and it was such a clear case of suicide he gave a burial permit without holding an inquest.

Rogers was 29 years old. He was married and had two children, but was separated from his family. He enlisted with company G. in the Spanish war but deserted at Pompton Lake. He was badly injured during the Grant parade in New York in 1897 by being run down by a horse and he had acted queerly at times ever since.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Nov 28, 1900