BROODING OVER ILL HEALTH MASSEY END LIVE WITH A BULLET
Young Man, Crippled by Accident, Shoots Himself Through the Head
IS FOUND DEAD IN HIS ROOM
Joseph Massey, aged 28, and single, residing with his widowed mother, Mrs. Mary M. Massey,
When about 20 years of age the deceased was injured at
Four hours after the deceased is supposed to have fired the fatal shot his mother entered his room to inquire if she could not prepare something special for him to eat, and found him dead. Mrs. Massey remembered hearing a muffled sound, about the time her son is supposed to have shot himself, but it was so unlike that of a pistol shot that she gave it little thought.
Mrs. Massey summoned a neighbor who in turn telephoned Dr. Aaron Ogden. To satisfy the anxious mother the doctor made an examination and reported that the young man had been dead for some time.
Arrangements had been made to purchase the deceased a wheel chair as a birthday present, that he might get more enjoyment out of life. He was an exceptionally bright young man, and found much enjoyment in reading.
Besides his mother, three brothers, Fletcher, of Huntington,
The funeral services will be held at Saturday morning from the house, and interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.