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RUSSELL – Fred Heard, 22, manager of an oil company, shot and killed himself here late Saturday night after having been rejected by Hilda Nuss, a Russell high school girl.

Heard has threatened to take his life for several weeks, but no one had taken him seriously. The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas. October 4, 1926. Page 1. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.