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Subject: OBIT-FRANK MONNOT STARK COUNTY
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 14:50:43 EDT


TOOK HIS OWN LIFE
FRANK MONNOT LEVELS A GUN AT HIS BREAST WHICH HE FIRES OFF,

CAUSING INSTANT DEATH
This morning at about seven o'clock, Frank Monnot, living about a mile
and a half from town, commited suicide by shooting himself through the breast
with a gun. It was after breakfast that his wife went out to do a few chores
around, leaving her husband, who has been in rather poor health for some
time, in the house. On her return, she found her husband stretched out on a
lounge, his face very white, his shirt front open, and a very large bloody
spot upon his chest. Becoming thoroughly frightened, she ran to a neighbor
who resides just across the road, and asked him to go back with her to the
house, as her husband was lying so quiet and looked so strange that she was
afraid he was dead. The neighbor, who is a cousin of the deceased, returned
with Mrs. Monnot to the house where a terrible sight met their eyes. On his
back, on a lounge, his coat and vest, boot and stocking of the right foot
removed, chest bare with a hole as big as a hand torn in the region over the
heart, lay the remains of Frank Monnot. The wearing apparel which he had
removed previous to taking the fatal step was lying on the floor near the
foot of the lounge. The gun lay on the floor aside the lounge, and it would
appear from the position of the gun and his bare right foot, that he had
discharged the gun by placing his toe upon the trigger, with the muzzle to
his heart, and likely occupying a sitting position, and as he fell back the
gun dropped to one side in the position found. No reason can be given for the
horrible act, except it be that he had been unwell for a long time, and
constant brooding over his sickness likely affected his mind and in a fit of
mental derangement he committed the act.
Louisville Herald Date of death 15 Feb. 1893 Submitted by Anita
A. Rippel

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