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Grover Huntsman
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 The following two obituaries were sent to me by Bonnie Hamilton, she sent typed copies and I have not looked up the originals.

 The following is from Jeffersonian newspaper of Cambridge, Guernsey Co., Ohio; dated 28 Nov 1924:
    Killed Self By Hanging
 Grover Huntsman, 34, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Huntsman, of Brown's Heights, committed suicide Saturday morning by hanging himself near his home at Cadiz, according to word received by Cambridge relatives.
 His mother left Sunday morning for Cadiz and other members of the family will leave Tuesday morning to attend the funeral.
 It was stated Monday at the W. M. Huntsman home that few of the details of the incident have been received here and no reason for the young man ending his life has been assigned.
 Grover Huntsman was well known in Cambridge, having lived here until a few years ago when he moved to Cadiz.  While here he followed the butchering business, but since going to Cadiz he had followed the vocation of a farmer.  His many friends in Cambridge and vicinity were shocked to learn of his tragic death.
 It was understood Monday that Huntsman left his home about midnight Friday night and his body was not found until some time Saturday morning.
 In addition to his parents and a number of brothers in Cambridge, he leaves his widow and two children, Francis, aged 11 years, and Harry Frederick Huntsman, aged 5 years.
 Funeral services will be held at the home in Cadiz at noon Tuesday.
 The following is from the Jeffersonian newspaper of Cambridge, Guernsey Co., Ohio; dated 3 Dec 1924:
   Relatives Will Demand Probe
 Suicide was advanced in the death of Grover Huntsman, 34, who was found dead Saturday morning in a cell in the county jail at Cadiz, but there are circumstances with which relatives are not entirely satisfied, according to a statement Wednesday by W. M. Huntsman, of Brown's Heights, father of the dead man.
 Mr. Huntsman declared there was a number of strange circumstances linked with the death of his son and said that an investigation would be made to establish the cause of death, if possible.
 Grover Huntsman and family spent Thanksgiving day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Huntsman, of R. D. 1, leaving this city for their home in Cadiz on Friday.
 According to the story related Wednesday by the young man's father, two officers arrived at the Huntsman home at Cadiz at 9:30 o'clock Friday night and placed Grover under arrest.  He was arraigned before a justice of the peace and shortly before midnight he was committed to the county jail at Cadiz, being placed in a cell.  His lifeless body was found Saturday morning.  A sheet had been taken from his cot, one end was secured to the top of the cell and the other was tied about his neck.  His knees were touching the floor.  Mr. Huntsman stated that he did not know what charge his son had been arrested on.  He charged that Grover's forehead was bruised and his nose nashed and that relatives were making inquiry to determine how he had suffered these injuries.
 Grover Huntsman was well known in Cambridge and vicinity, having lived her until a few years ago.
 Monday it was stated at the Huntsman home here that Grover's body had been found in a thicket near the home, but it was later learned that death had occurred in the county jail at Cadiz.

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