Wilkins Mark – Skidmore Standard 1899-09-08

The following is an index entry from the Index to the Skidmore Standard, August 1898 – December 1899.  Short entries are transcribed in the “Notes or transcript” field, while longer articles are summarized.  To obtain a copy of longer articles, contact your library’s Interlibrary Loan department or the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Last name, company name or subject:  Wilkins

First name:  Mark

Middle name or initial:  


Article title:  The Nodaway Claims Another Victim: A Young Man Drowns His Troubles In Her Dark Waters

Notes or transcript:  Long article describing the death of Mark Wilkins, 28-year-old son of the rector of the Episcopal Church in Maryville. The young man committed suicide by drowning in the Nodaway river west of Skidmore. Harry Ledgerwood, Harry Appleman, and Louis Nelson, part of a search party, found the body, and C. E. Painter found the man’s hat and coat. Wilkins was contracted to teach school in Atchison county but confided to Isaac Tyson that he felt that some of the parents were unhappy with him.

Newspaper:  Skidmore Standard

Date (YYYY-MM-DD):  1899-09-08

Volume:  5

Issue:  20

Page:  1