Shelbyville, KY, Apr 1983
Samuel E. Kinkead, 52, committed suicide at the
Elliott House, in Louisville Sunday night, April 1. Worry over
business troubles alleged as cause for his act. He ended his life
with sulphate of morphia. He was a very prominent citizen of the
city, and a member of the Baptist Church, and of the Masonic,
Workmen, Knights of Honor, Odd Fellows and Knights and Ladies of
Honor fraternities. He was treasurer of several lodges and also
the funds of the Women’s Christian Association were in his
hands. And for several years he served as a director of the Shelby
Fair Association. There was much speculation after his death as to
whether or not he had misappropriated funds in his hands.
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