A Sad Suicide
Adairville, Ky. - This morning about sunrise Mr.. Gilbert Babb, a prosperous, well to do and highly respected young farmer, living about three and a half miles southeast of here, just over the Robertson county line, was shocked by finding the body of his young wife hanging stiff and stark in the cistern house adjoining his family residence.
She had committed suicide by hanging herself with a piece of the cistern rope. No cause can be assigned for the rash act other than insanity, a taint of which runs in her family. Her father, William Berry, of Elm Springs, Robertson county, shot and killed himself; her mother, a short while after the father's death, hanged herself, and a young unmarried sisters has lately been sent to the asylum near Nashville.
Mrs. Babb was a highly educated and refined lady, and for several weeks previous to the suicide she was busily engaged in writing, though refusing to let even her husband see the manuscript. She leaves her bereaved husband with a beautiful daughter two years old.
Hopkinsville New Era
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