Summary Of ' Blows Out His Brains ' Essay

1235 Words Nov 19th, 2015 5 Pages
On January 25th, 1913 James Thompson, 47 years old shot and killed himself with a .38 caliber revolver. In the Monday’s, January 27th, 1913 edition of the Oil City Derrick the obituary for James read “BLOWS OUT HIS BRAINS” and went in depth of his every move before he ended his life. He had been suffering from a kidney infection and two days before while pumping wells he lost consciousness and the exposure to the cold and rain, aggravated his ailment. Then on Saturday he went to visit his sister in-law, were he complained of being ill and in a short time went to an outhouse where he ended his life. When James left his house, he had $12 in his pocket, but when the body was discovered and searched there was only $9, he spent $3 on the .38 caliber revolver to end his life. James Thompson was my great great grandfather and my great grandmother’s father, who she would never meet. The picture on the right is James outside of a greenhouse. He left a pregnant wife and eight children behind. In February 7th, 1913, my great grandmother, Blanche Thompson was born in Kaneville Pennsylvania. She lived with her mother, Susan Thompson, who cleaned houses. Almost, every holiday we would take great grandma out of the nursing home and to my grandmother’s house for a party. In addition, since she went into the nursing home she could not go to church like the as she did with Bethel Church. So on Easter Sunday of 2015 my mother made a special trip to make sure she was at church that day, for…

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