Perry Chief, The | Perry, Iowa | Friday, April 06, 1883 | Page 6
"William Jepson, aged 53, cut his throat a few days ago at Ashton and died in a few hours. No cause is known, but he is believed to have been insane. He was unmarried."
"Mrs. Jessie Balcombe, wife of a respectable farmer near Creston, committed suicide March 26th, by hanging herself in the cellar. She is supposed to have been insane."