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Paul B Swetlick, Jr.

Male 1855 - 1892  (36 years)

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  • Name Paul B Swetlick 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 29 Dec 1855 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Nov 1892 
    Buried Holton Cemetery, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Noted in Rossville Cemetery records, but headstone shows buried at Holton.
    Person ID I29570  Rossville
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 

    Father Paul Swetlick, Sr.,   b. 1811,   d. 1886  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Maryanna Swetlick,   b. 18 Jan 1815,   bur. Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Swetlick, Paul B. 1
    Obituary- Swetlick, Paul B. 1
    Paul Swetlick
    Dies On Wednesday Evening Last, From The Wound of a Revolver Shot at the Hands of an Unknown Assassin or Assassins.

    Paul Swetlick who was shot by an unknown assassin on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 23, died Wednesday evening about 10:45, from the effects of the wounds. Mr. Swetlick was a gentleman who was respected by everyone who know him. A man of integrity and upright business principles.

    His death at the hand of an unknown assassin under the cover of darkness will be deeply mourned and regretted.

    In this Christian land and among God fearing people it seems wrong to encourage lawlessness, yet there are times when society is so heinously outraged by those who have no respect for the laws of God, or laws of man, that Judge Lynch seems to have the only and efficacious remedy. We trust that his assassin will be detected and justice meted out to him, and society be thereby vindicated in the displacement of the man or men so unworthy of civilized society.

    The coroners inquest and autopsy took place on Thursday, Nov. 3, and result and verdict of the surgeons and coroner's jurors was as follows, to-wit:

    The coroner's inquest upon the body of Paul Swetlick was holden on Thursday, at the home of James Murray in Jackson Co.. The coroner of Jackson county, was not present, and Justice Brown presided as acting coroner. The jury was composed of the following gentlemen:

    David Cunningham, B.D. Cunningham, Ed. McNeave, John Franz, A.B. Moore and Mr. Himes.

    The autopsy was made by Dr. Miller of Rossville and Dr. Sheldon of Topeka, in the presence of J.F. Nailor, sheriff of Jackson Co., J.Q. Myers of Holton, and B.C. Mitchner of Rossville.

    The result of the autopsy confirmed the diagnosis of the surgeons made shortly after the ould was made.

    The ball entered at about the twelfth rib separating the tissue in its course, ranging upward and entered the lower posterior side of the left lung for about the distance of five inches, carrying with it particles of clothing; and was thus found lodged in the lung at the post mortem examination.

    Upon opening the body the following conditions were observed: The lung cavity was filled with two quarts of bloody serum which of course was removed. The lungs were highly congested and suppuration had begun on the heart, and the liver was also badly congested. Taking the general condition of the attachments in consideration it is marvelous that he lived so long.

    The autopsy was in every way thoroughly and skillfully performed. Sheriff Nailor and J.Q. Myers left no stone unturned in their attempt to discover the assassin.

    The inquest was conducted by County Attorney Herald of Jackson county, ably assisted by Sheriff Nailor.

    The verdict of the jury was as
    [continued in file 2]

    [From The Weekly Critic, Friday, November 4, 1892]
    Obituary- Swetlick, Paul B. 2
    Obituary- Swetlick, Paul B. 2
    [continued from file 1]
    usual in such cases: "Died at the hands of an unknown person, some developments were made of which for judicious reason we would refrain from commenting upon.

    The testimony of Drs. Miller and Sheldon, Joe. Brovintz, Annie Stach, John Stach, Joe Stach, Ed. Matche, Fred Nowark, Wm. Listiko, John Asherman and several others were taken and each witness carefully examined. No labor nor money will be spared in investigating this most heinous and dastardly act.

    Funeral took place to-day from the home of the deceased and was buried in Rossville.

    [From The Weekly Critic, Friday, November 4, 1892]