Tag: Suicide

Episode 18: Lost in Despair

Mary and Alonzo Singer were murdered in their rural Indiana home with an axe. What events led up to it,…

Episode 16: Suicide Over Starvation

Sod houses and dugouts were dwellings that faded away on the prairie. Many pioneers also passed through history, the stories…

Suicide over Starvation

Pioneers who rolled across the Midwestern Prairies during the 19th century came with big hopes and dreams. But they had…

Lost in Despair: The 1935 Ax Murders of Mary and Alonzo Singer

  Charles Clark stood by himself at his daughter’s home in Kokomo, Indiana. There were things that weighed heavily on…

The End of an Era: The Death of Oscar Staby

This week we’re serving up a main course of sudden endings at the table. Oscar Staby was the stepson of an industry giant, and very successful in his own right. But what drove him to a shocking act at his Los Angeles home in 1927? Pull up a chair and find out.

Suicidal: William Stewart Walks the Long, Dark Path in 1920

William Stewart’s beloved wife, Mary, was dead. He was only in his early 40’s, still a relatively young man. He…

Attempted Murder and Suicide in Delmar, Iowa: The George Scott Story

   Life in rural Clinton County could be hard, just like it could be everywhere else. But, for the most part, it was a good, clean place to live. It was a place that you could settle down with your family and not really worry about anything bad happening to you and yours.
   But, sometimes, the biggest threat to a family comes from within.