COMMITTED SUICIDE BY CARBOLIC ROUTE
Fred Ray, Despondent Over Marital Troubles, Takes Life in a Saloon
Fred Ray, aged 21, better known as Fred Dennis, committed suicide Saturday (Oct. 6, 1906) by taking carbolic acid. About two years ago Ray married Anna May Weaver, of
She left home Monday and Ray instituted a search for her during which he reappeared in Wellsville. Unsuccessful he became despondent and purchasing two ounces of carbolic acid went to the Palace saloon and after mixing ten cents worth of whiskey with the drug entered a closet and swallowed the poison.
Later parties in the saloon heard him moaning and on opening the closet door found him unconscious.
Ray was removed in the police ambulance to the home of his mother, Mrs. Julia Keenan,
The funeral services will be held at this afternoon from the Keenan residence.