Dr. John H. Foster

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
March 29, 1883, page 3
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A Bartow Boy Suicides in Texas.

Dr. John H. Foster, a graduate of the Atlanta medical college and a son of Mrs. John H. Foster, of this county, committed suicide at Blossom Prairie, Texas, one day last week by swallowing an overdose of morphine. Many ideas have been conjectured as to the cause of the terrible deed, but as yet no plausible one has been offered. The deceased practiced his profession in our midst for some time last year, but not receiving sufficient encouragement, he removed to Atlanta, where he remained up to a few months ago when he left that city to try his fortune in the far west. From what we can learn, he was prospering there, and bid fair to rise in the world, which makes his suicide one of more mysteriousness. As soon as the circumstances were imparted to his mother, who lives near this place, a telegram was sent, requesting the body be sent here for interment, but the telegram not reaching its destination in time, the remains were buried at Blossom Prairie.


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