PRINCETON LAWYER KILLS HIMSELF IN HOME WITH
Princeton, Ill. - May 7 -
Richard Skinner, 47, well-known Princeton attorney, took his own life at 9
o'clock last night by shooting himself through the head with a revolver.
Skinner had been in poor health for several months suffering from heart
trouble and for the past few days had been confined to his home under the
care of a nurse. Last night the nurse, Miss Thelma Olson, prepared him for
the night and then went downstairs. Skinner apparently arose, obtained a
revolver and then climbed out onto the roof of a porch where he shot
himself. His body was still found on the porch roof.
A physician said he apparently died instantly.
Mr. Skinner was a son of the late Circuit judge R. M. Skinner and was a
cousin of State's Attorney Joseph T. Skinner. He was clerk of the Princeton
township high school board.
is survived by his widow and three young children. Arrangements for the
funeral have not been made.
(The Peoria Star, May
7, 1935, submitted
by Janine Crandell)