Brophy, Dennis (Unknown - May 3, 1909)

SUICIDE OF ACCIDENT?

Bill Barlows Budget - May 5, 1909

Monday night about 9 o'clock Arthur Gullman reached the city with the remains of Dennis Brophy who was drowned by accident or suicide. "Denny" as he was generally called, was taken out to the Burbank ranch Saturday to work and Sunday night suffering from the effects of liquor and slightly delirious was wandering about the camp. He talked with the night herder about 3 a.m. and said he was going to bed. At this time he was about 100 yards from the camp, and Walker Creek was between he and his wagon. On reaching the creek he started up instead of down, and his body was found in a small water hole about four feet deep. From his tracks and other signs it is thought he stooped to get a drink and fell into the water and was drowned. He has been hanging around town all winter but nothing is known of any of his relatives, although it is thought they are in Connecticut. He was taken to the Hoffman undertaking parlors and coroner Captain W.F. Louger was notified and came up Tuesday, who decided that an inquest was not necessary.

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