ASYLUM EMPLOYEE COMMITS SUICIDE
C.O. MOORES, AN ASYLUM ATTENDANT, BLOWS OFF THE TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH REVOLVER.
Jamestown, N.D., July 16.—Clifton O. Moores, an attendant at the state hospital for the insane near Jamestown, committed suicide Thursday morning by shooting himself in the head with a revolver. He was dead when other attendants reached his room a few minutes after the shot was fired.
Moores came to the institution in 1904 and a year later was employed as an attendant; a position which he filled until the time of his death. For some time past he had been suffering with a malignant tumor of the eye and this, it is thought, may have had something to do with his killing himself.
A pathetic touch was lent to the suicide by the fact that the young man's mother had arrived on Tuesday from Saginaw, Mich., and the two had planned to leave at noon Thursday for their home. Tickets had been bought and everything was ready for departure when he fired the fatal shot.
Williston Graphic, 7/22/1909