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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union - May 21, 1931 - Death
Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 19:25:46 EDT
TIRED OF DIET, TAKES OWN LIFE
A strict diet, because of stomach trouble, which he had been compelled to
adhere to for some time, was said by police to have prompted Benjamin WOLFE,
to end his life at his home at 376 East Eighth street, last night. Police say
WOLFE had frequently complained that he was tired of the diet and that he did
not think it was helping his condition.
WOLFE, who had a coffee business in the borough, was found in the bathroom,
with a bullet hole through his head, by his sister, Rebecca, when she
home last night. Dr. LAVELLE, of the Kings County Hospital, said he had been
dead several hours. The bullet had been fired into his temple and had passed
through his head and imbedded itself in the wall.
WOLFE was unmarried and made his home with his mother and three sisters.
Transcribed for the Brooklyn Information pages by Mary Davis
Researching HAAS, DUGGAN, GOETZ & DAVIS