Thursday, July 24, 2008

John Kruck Commits Suicide

New York, 1895

John Kruck, a German, about 60 years of age, who resided in Jamaica for a number of years, was found dead on Saturday in his room at the house of Michael Resz, on Beaver street, with whom he made his home. He had committed suicide. An autopsy made by Dr. Flynn showed the presence of Paris green, and a patch of the poison was found on the inside of the man's lip. Kruck was twice married. After the death of his second wife he became despondent and drank heavily. He owned two shanties near the depot of the old south side railroad which he recently sold for $450. He maned the money over to Resz, with the understanding that Resz should give him a home for the rest of his life and also give him a decent burial.

John Wiley Gets a $500 Verdict

Before Judge Ramsey and a jury in the Circuit Court at Brooklyn on Tuesday John Wiley of Jamaica, was awarded $500 damages in his suit against the Long Island railroad company for $5,000 damages for the loss of the services of his child Mary, who had her feet cut off by the cars on December 31, 1892.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, May 10, 1895, p. 8.

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