Acton Memorial Library
Elijah H. Mansur, seventy-five years of age, of 22 High street, was found dead in bed early Wednesday morning. Medical Examiner Cutts found that he had committed suicide by inhaling gas.
He was employed by the town as section foreman and was at his work Tuesday. He had been a prisoner in the famous Andersonville Prison in the Civil War. He had appeared to be in good health and was not known to have had trouble of any kind.
Mr. Mansur was a native of Canada, and a member of C.L. Chandler post.
VETERAN A SUICIDE.
Elijah H. Mansur, Aged 75, a Brookline Section Foreman, Found Dead at His Home
Lying on a couch in the dining room of his home at 22 High st, Brookline, the doors, windows and dumb waiter slide tightly closed and the room filled with gas escaping form the open jet, Elijah H.Mansur, aged 75, employed as a section foreman by the town of Brookline, was found dead yesterday morning.
The discovery was made by his wife, who was almost overcome by the gas fumes. Mr. Mansur was a native of Canada, a veteran of the Civil war and a member of Charles L. Chandler post 143, G.A.R. of Brookline.