Phillip W. LENTZ   (Eric Adcock's ancestor #18)


Nevada Daily Mail, Friday, 22 January 1915, page 5 column 5.


Phillip W. Lentz, committed suicide late this afternoon at his home 305 north Elm street. He used a double barrel shotgun and blew the entire top of his head off. Despondency due to ill health is believed to have caused him to kill himself.

Saturday, 23 January 1915, page 8 column 5.


County Coroner Ferry after viewing the body decided that it would not be necessary to hold an inquest in the suicide case of Phillip W. Lentz as the case was so plainly one of self destruction.

Mr. Lentz was sixty-six years of age and is survived by a devoted wife, two sons, Hebert [sic] and Temple Lentz and one daughter, Mrs. Ed Adcock, who resides in Illinois.

Mr. Lentz had been a resident of Vernon county for many years and before locating in Nevada engaged in farming near Moundville. He was a man of kindly disposition and very industrious. For several years he had been in impaired health and recently became very despondent. He had many friends here who were painfully shocked by his death.

Funeral will be held at the Turpin chapel. Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial at Newton Park.

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