Frank Timmons

Frank Timmons
born April 15, 1891, in Dayton, Illinois
died July 15, 1915, in Silvia, Illinois


Frank Timmons, well known young man, formerly of Marseilles, died at Silvia, Ill., last Friday as the result of an overdose of chloroform. His body was found in a room in the La Rene hotel by a boarder.

According to the hotel man Timmons had been nervous and unable to sleep for several nights. He was out of employment and this fact seemed to worry him greatly. He had been working at the Deere Harvester plant.

When Timmons was found in his room a pillow was over his face, and an eight ounce bottle of chloroform lay beside him. Two ounces had been used.

The deceased was 24 years of age and was born in Dayton, LaSalle county. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Timmons, who for several years conducted the Schultz hotel in Marseilles. He was educated in the Marseilles schools and attended also Brown’s business college at Ottawa.1

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1.  The Ottawa [Illinois] Fair Dealer, 23 Jul 1915

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