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HUSBAND DEAD IN SUICIDE PACT Jan. 24 1932 LEAKE ZACHRY

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HUSBAND DEAD IN SUICIDE PACT Jan. 24 1932 LEAKE ZACHRY

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 9:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jan 2013 9:21PM GMT
Surnames: Leake , Bullard, Zachry, Kennedy, Goldberg, Huey , Pratt
Looking for Hamp's mother Minnie Bullard Leake - obit, death record, and or burial location as well.
Minnie was the daughter of William Zachary Taylor Bullard and Lou Conger Bullard.

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Transcribed 4/9/2009

San Antonio Express Monday Morning, January 25, 1932

HUSBAND DEAD IN SUICIDE PACT Wife, Wounded, Expected to Recover(By Associated Press)Pittsburg, Tex., Jan. 24. Hamp Leake, 28, was dead here tonight and his 29-year-old wife was in a serious condition as a result of what officers termed a suicide pact. Leake's body was found in the back yard of his home, a bullet wound in his head. Apparently he had died instantly. Mrs. Leake was lying in her room, suffering from a bullet wound in her breast. She is expected to recover. Relatives were unable to supply a motive for the double shooting,saying the couple had been happily married and had been involved in no misunderstanding. Justice of the Peace George Dicken gave an inquest verdict of attempted suicide in the shooting of Mrs. Leake and suicide in the death of her husband. The first shot was heard by neighbors about 6:30 a.m. A group of women who had been visiting Mrs. Sam Goldberg, mother of Mrs. Leaky[sic], rushed to Mrs.Leake's room to find her wounded. A bullet had entered her breast,struck a bone and been deflected from her left shoulder. As Mrs. Leake was being carried from the house another shot was heard at the rear of the building.Investigating, the neighbors came upon the body of Leake. Mrs.[Sam] Goldberg said her daughter had been in ill health several months ago, and at one time had asked her husband whether he would take his own life if she committed suicide. Nevertheless,Mrs. Goldberg said she had thought the young woman happy.
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