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Robert Witter (1868-1907)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Weekly Star - Friday, September 27, 1907

Headline: Witter Buried. Body of Suicide Laid to Final Rest by Police, 1907

    The body of Robert Witter, the man who took hisown life in this place a week ago Monday morning, was buried by the police in the local cemetery Friday morning, no word at that time having been received from either his people or his Eagles lodge. The same day, however, a telegram came from his relatives at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, giving instructions to bury the body here and write full particulars of his death. About the same time another wire came from the Eagles lodge at Sandpoint, Idaho, instructing that the body be embalmed and held for further instructions.

    As the Eagles allow funeral benefits it is probable that the amount will be used in the erection of a fence and headstone at Witter's grave.