Princeton Clarion Leader August 21, 1899

Henry Summers

Word was received here Sunday morning that Henry Summers, an inmate of Southern Insane Hospital at Evansville, had died, after several days of intense suffering.


His wife, who is the proprietor of the “American House” at this place, left Sunday morning for Evansville.


Mr. Summers had been in the hospital about eight months, during which time he gradually improved until lately he became suddenly sick. When he was first taken to Evansville he was put under the care of a private sanitarium in which he grew worse and was taken to the Southern Insane Hospital, there he remained until his death.


Mr. Summers’ home was in Kansas where he was engaged in the milling and grain business, and accumulated a vast amount of money, all of which he invested in real estate and failed, and at the important point in his life his mind became unbalanced, and he was compelled to come to Owensville, where he has two brothers engaged in the milling business, and was put under their care.


His body reached here this morning, accompanied by his wife. His funeral took place at the residence and a large concourse of friends were present and shared their sympathy with Mrs. Summers in her sad hours of bereavement.

Courtesy of Jerry Sumners