HALIFAX MAN ENDS LIFE WITH BULLET MONDAY
The body of Harry Pike, 61, of Halifax, was found in a chicken house on the property of Guy L. Heckert, tombstone manufacturer at Halifax, about 5:30 o’clock Monday afternoon [4 September 1933]. Death was due to a bullet wound in the head, believed to have been self inflicted.
Pike had been an employed as a watchman for Mr. Heckert. Despondency over a prolonged period of ill health is believed to have prompted the man’s act. His body was found by Fred Heckert, son of the monumental works operator. County Coroner, Howard Milliken, who investigated expressed belief that Pike had been dead for four or five hours.
He is survived by a son and a daughter, William Pike and Christine Pike, both of Reading; three brothers, Calder A. Pike and J. H. Pike, both of Halifax; W. L. Pike, Harrisburg; four sisters, Mrs. William Millard, Plymouth; Mrs. Dorothy Farnsworth, Bath, New York; Miss Ella K. Pike and Mrs. Elizabeth Zimmerman, both of Halifax.
Private services will be held from his residence at two o’clock this Thursday afternoon, Rev. John S. Hartman, pastor of the Halifax Methodist Church will officiate and interment will be made in the Halifax Cemetery.
The obituary appeared in a local newspaper at the time of his death.
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