1935: Olson Takes His Own Life at Brewster

A young man, only 23, killed himself in 1935, and the Nobles County Times did a brief story on the tragedy.

We don’t generally do stories on suicides anymore, out of consideration to the family. By putting this up, however, I hope someone remembers poor Elmer Olson, who lived near Brewster.

Also, I think, compared to other similar stories written at the time, this one is fairly sensitive toward the victim and families, though far more descriptive than modern newspapers generally get.

Next post at 11 a.m.

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