Mr. Eli Hatfield

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 22, 1888, Page 1
Transcribed by 2006

Suicide Near Rowell’s.

Mr. Eli Hatfield, a small farmer who has resided for some time near Rowell’s, a station on the East & West railroad just across the line in Alabama, committed suicide last Saturday by hanging himself.  His body was found by members of his family suspended by a rope from a joist in his stable a hundred yards or so from his house, after some search, just about the noon hour.  Hatfield was an industrious man, lived very frugally and was very close in his nature.  He had been appointed by law to wind up his father’s estate and thereby got into some financial entanglements that threatened to unpleasantly involve him.  He brooded over the situation heavily until his family noticing it, and feared he contemplated taking his life, watched him.  He watched his opportunity however, and accomplished his purpose.


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