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Miss Ida Turin a Suicide in Omaha Wed. (Ida Grasson)(1 Oct 1935)



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Remains were brought to Kiron For Burial
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Miss Ida Turin, a former Crawford county resident, was found dead in her home in Omaha last Wednesday. The following account of her death appeared in last Thursday evening's Omaha World Herald.
Death was the victor Wednesday afternoon as John Turin, 70, of Kiron, sped to Omaha by auto in an attempt to prevent the suicide of his sister, Miss Ida Turin, 68 year old seamstress, living at 140 North Forty-first street.
A letter Turin received at noon stated: "Dear Brother: When you receive this letter, I won't be any more. The key is in the mail box."
Accompanied by his two sons, Herbert and Edwin, Turin made the dash of almost a hundred miles in two hours. Before going to his sister's home he stopped at central police station, where Lieut. Tom Ryan assigned two detectives to accompany him.
The key was found as the letter stated, in an envelope containing another note which said, "I want to be cremated and the ashes thrown over a cemetery. I lived alone and I died alone."
Entering the house, detectives found Miss Turin dead in her bed in an upstairs room. Gas poured from two wall jets. A police physician said she had been dead for 24 hours. Coroner's Investigator Jasp said she had committed Suicide.
Turin said his sister had been despondent because of financial worries. Her home was mortgaged and she was being pressed to meet notes that were due, he added. Turin had given her financial aid for the past 10 years and with what she collected from renting out the other rooms in the house she managed to get along, he said. Lately, however, she had been unable to find renters.
The letter received by Turin at his home was dated September 30 and mailed Tuesday, probably at the time Turin and his son, Herbert, called at the woman's home and found the door locked. Believing she was out shopping, the two returned to Kiron without waiting for her return.
Miss Turin had lived in Omaha nearly 40 years, and at the Forty first street address for the past 12 years. Her neighbors knew little about her.
The deceased was born Jan, 26, 1867, in Tyringe township, Fingo county, Christianstad, Skåne, Sweden, daughter of Per Grason and Grunilla Grason. She came to this country and lived in Crawford county for a while before moving to Omaha where she has since made her home, with the exception of living in California and Denver, Colo., for short periods.
For a number of years she was a member or the First Swedish Baptist church of Omaha and of late was a member of the Lutheran church there.
Funeral services were held from the Swanson funeral home in Omaha on Friday morning and the remains were brought that afternoon to Kiron where short services were held at the Kiron cemetery where interment was made. Rev. E. J. Nordlander officiated and special music was arranged for the service. A large number of friends were present to pay their last respects.
She is survived also by two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Segerstrom, of Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. Chris Matson, Los Angeles, and a brother, J. P. Turin.

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