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E.C. Jones Found Dead at Drake

E.C. Jones, employee in the C.H. Burch wholesale house of Drake, was found dead Monday morning in an elevator shaft in the Burch warehouse.

Belief was expressed that Jones took his own life, and that he was prompted by brooding over ill health. His body was hanging in the elevator shaft, in the basement.

Jones was a long-time resident of Drake. He was a stockholder in the C.H. Burch company, as well as a former salesman.

He leaves his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Roy Hegge, wife of a Drake druggist. A son died several years ago.

Relatives and acquaintances said that Jone's [sic] health had been poor for several years.

Mouse River Farmers Press, 12/19/1940

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Posted 12/05/2011