PAUL AIKEY, 45, OF MAZEPPA ENDS LIFE BY SHOOTING HIMSELF THRU HEAD
Paul Aikey, 45, of Mazeppa, Union County, committed suicide this morning
at 6:20 o'clock by shooting himself through the head with a .22 calibre
Aikey according to friends and neighbors had been despondent for the past
10 days. He was the father of six children, a carpenter by trade and had
been unable to find much employment for the past 2 years. He operated a
The body was discovered in the sitting room of the home near the stove by
his wife who was roused from sleep by the shot. The victim had not been in
bed all night. It was ten o' when the mother and family went to bed.
William E. Roth, Union County Coroner was immediately summoned to the
home and conducted an investigation and said the man's death had been
instantaneous. He said that an inquest would not be necessary.
The body was removed to the morgue of Undertaker Strunk at Lewisburg
where a further examination will be made.
When found, the weapon from which the fatal shot was fired into the man's
head was leaning against the body. The shot entered the lower left side of
the face and came out near the top of the head on the opposite side. The
bullet passed near the jugular vein.
He is survived by his widow and the following children: Beatrice, Freda,
Martha, Jeraldine, Paul Jr., and Marlin. Martha recently became the wife of
Charles Kline of near Vicksburg and Jeraldine is a nurse in a Philadelphia
hospital. The other four are at home and all attend the public schools at
Sunbury Daily 21 Jan 1935:
Funeral services will be held at the Forest Hill Evangelical church Tuesday.
Internment will be in adjoining cemetery. The deceased is survived by the
following brothers and sisters: Robert of Pleasant Grove; Fran of Mazeppa;
Greaves of Port Washington. PA, Mrs. Margaret Hoffman of NJ and Mrs. Mary
Pardoe of Candaigua, NY.