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From: Harold Blevins <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Moser obituary
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 22:11:14 -0600
This is Burrell Allie Moser, s/o Barnett M. Moser and Margaret Gobble
Spouse: Catherine Celia Sipe, d/o Jacob Sipe, Jr. and Nancy Caroline
Yount. md. 12 Mar 1857........HRB
> I believe I've sent this onr before. Sorry if it's a repeat. Vera
> Melbourne Times - Aug 27, 1914
> Old Gentleman Kills Self."Uncle" Allie Moser, an old and highly respected
citizen of Lafferty township, was found hanging in the barn loft at the home
of his son, Miles, last Monday morning at about 11 o'clock.
> Mr Moser had for some months been making his home with his children of
whom he was seven and at the time of his death he was living with his son,
Miles, 1/2 mile from Anderson.
> At about 10 o'clock Mrs Moser went to the field to gather beans for the
noon meal, leaving the children and Uncle Allie at the house. Upon her
return she discovered that the old gentleman was missing and supposed he had
gone to the barn to avoid the noise of the children to take a nap. When
didder was prepared she sent one of the children to the barn to summon its
grand-parent and the child found the old gentleman hanging from the loop of
a rope fastened to a rafter of the barn.
> The piece of rope was quite short and the old gentleman had passsed it
over a rafter and tied the ends and then twisted the rope tightly around his
neck and tied the rope just back of his neck with a handkershief to prevent
it from untwisting it is supposed as a hankerchief was found tied about the
rope. This he did while sitting or standing on a flour barrel and when ready
he jumped off the barrel.
> When found the rope had untwisted slightyl and held him by the chin only.
> Mr Moser was 83 years old. It is not know what caused him to take his
life. He had been in bad health several months but for some weeks prior to
his death he was thought to be much improved.
> The body was laid to rest in the Blue Church Cemetery Tuesday, W. J. Love
conductiong the funeral sevice.
> (Note Blue Church Cemetery)
> Moser, B. A. 1831 - 24 Aug 1914
> Moser, Catharine C. w/o B. A.
> 7 Jan 1835 - 3 Oct 1899
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