COLON MAN ENDS LIFE
From The Sturgis Daily Journal, July 17, 1939: “Wells Wrigglesworth, Colon Resident, Kills Self With Pistol
Colon, July 17 – Wells Wrigglesworth, aged 77, died Saturday afternoon about five o’clock from a self inflicted bullet wound.
Returning from an errand, Mrs. Wrigglesworth found her husband lying unconscious in the yard of their home with an old fashioned 32 caliber revolver lying by his side. He apparently had held the gun to his temple, the bullet having taken a diagonal course, lodging in the cheek.
Dr. A. E. Brunson was summoned, but Mr. Wrigglesworth died before medical aid could be given.
Despondency over illness from an incurable malady is believed to have been the cause of his act.
Mr. Wrigglesworth was born in Jones Township, Cass County, Aug. 31, 1861 and lived in Sherwood many years. About eight years ago the couple purchased the home known as the Lillian Rudd place and have resided here since that time.
Besides the widow, he is survived by a brother, Hiram, and a sister, Mrs. Dora Wing, both of Kalamazoo.
Serivces will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Church of God with the pastor, Rev. W. L. Weaver officiating.”