Contributed by Gigimo
Description: A MISSOURI TRAGEDY. An Ex-Governor Takes His Own Life.Date: September 24 1891
Newspaper published in: Columbus, Georgia
Marysville, Mo., September 23. Ex-Gov. Albert P. MOOREHOUSE committed suicide at his residence at 9 o'clock this morning. Several weeks ago the Governor was violently overheated while driving cattle, and has been in a very nervous condition since. At times he has been delirious and very much depressed. He was taken out for a drive by a friend last night, but became so much excited that he was brought home and a physician was called. He became quieted during the night, and this morning was sleeping quietly. Two watchers were in another room. They heard a gurgling noise in the Governor's room, and, on entering, found him lying on the floor, and blood spurting from his throat. He had cut a gash in the left side of his throat about four inches long. The weapon was a common pocket knife, which he still held in his right hand. He had folded up his coat and vest, and placed them under his head. Gov. MOREHOUSE was born in Delaware county, Ohio, July 10, 1835, and came to Missouri in 1856. He was a lawyer, and has always taken a prominent part in Missouri politics. He was elected Lieutenant-Governor on the Democratic ticket in 1884, with John S. MARMADUKE as Governor, and upon the death of the latter succeeded him and took the oath as Governor of the State in 1887. His wife and two children are in St. Joseph, and have not yet been informed of his death.