Writes Note To Wife; Kills Self
Before Walter Goldsbury, 42, shot himself through the head Wednesday morning, he wrote a note to his wife saying he had always been a failure and it was time to quit trying.
The shooting took place in the kitchen of his home, No. 988 East Salmon street at 7 o’clock, and he died at 10 o’clock in St. Vincents hospital.
Failure to secure work evidently caused Goldsbury to brood over the condition of himself and his family until he determined upon the pistol route to forgetfulness. He used a .32 calibre “suicide gun”. The first time he pulled the trigger it missed fire, investigation by police revealed, but the second time the bullet went through his head.
Crack of the pistol brought the family, who called the police. Goldsbury was sent to the hospital. After his death the coroner took charge of the body. The wife and one son survive. – Oregon Journal.
Mr. Goldsbury was known in this city by the older residents of the community, having at one time lived here, and is a son-in-law of James Anderson of this city.
North Powder News
Saturday, February 21, 1925