Nelson Rollo

Plattsburg Sentinal October 31,1922

FARMER TAKES OWN
LIFE WITH SHOT GUN
Nelson Rollo. Despondent, Shoots
Himself Through Heart—Is
Found By Wife.

Nelson Rollo, 47 years of age,, a
farmer who resides in the town of
Altona, near Ellenburgh Depot, shot
and instantly killed himself at about
2 o’clock yesterday afternoon on his
farm on the plank road. It is said
he had been in low spirits for some
timd and that an injury last year,
caused by a fall when he struck his
head,, caused his despondency.
JMrs. Kollo was down stairs in the
!house when she heard a strange
noise overhead in one of the* bedrooms
where her husband was and
she thought he was moving some of
the furniture-. Soon afterwards she
tieard a shot. ‘She ran to the bathroom
and found her husband lying on
the floor- He had shot himself
jwith a shot gun, the charge having
entered the heart an examination by
Dr. Daiky, of Ellenburgh ; Cent<
showed.
Dr. Daily expressed the opinion
that the man was mentally deranged
•when he* committed the deed.
Rollo had taken the mattress off
the bed and had lain down on it. He
had pulled the trigger of the pun
with a piece of wood. Coroner La-
Fountaine, of Champlain. was called
and declared the deaUi to be one of
suicide ‘While temporarily insane.
“Tho deceased, who was well-to-do,
leaves six children, besides his wife.
The children are: Edward. Mrs. Edward
Labave; Nelson, Frank, Isaac
and William. All of the children
except Mrs. Lubarw and Kdward, re
side at home. ‘Mr. Rollo’s mother
a woman of *4 years. lives with th.
family. The funeral will be held a
10 o’clock Thursday morning from
. the Catholic ‘ Church at Ellenburg
I Center.

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