Albert Cloud Lockwood


Pub. Times; September 28, 1922



The many friends of Albert Cloud Lockwood were shocked last Saturday to learn that he taken his life by slashing his throat with a razor at his home two and a half miles south of this city.

Mr. Lockwood conducted a small store near his residence, and has made many friends throughout the county.  He has wife and charming daughter, Miss Kate, and his home life was most agreeable, but Mr. Lockwood has for years been a victim of epilepsy which of late had progressed to such a condition as to render life unbearable.  It is thought that his condition preyed upon his mind until last Saturday he decided to end it all, with the above result.

Mr. Lockwood was found in his room lying across the bed with his throat cut and life extinct.  A bloody razor was lying on the dresser and a trail of blood from there to the bed.  He evidently stood in front of the mirror when he committed the deed, slashing his throat from ear to ear and almost severing the head from the body.

An inquest was held by Coroner Sneed Saturday afternoon and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts stated above.  The remains were buried at Mot. Olive Sunday.

Mr. Lockwood is survived by a wife and daughter, who have the profound sympathy of the entire community in this said affair.


Albert Cloud, son of John B. and Elizabeth Titsworth Lockwood, was born August 22, 1877, on the farm where his father now resides, near Braden.  He departed this life September 21, 1922, at the age of 45 years And 29 days.

He has three brothers, Columbus of West Frankfort, Douglas of Carbondale, and Joseph of Zeigler.  One sister, Anna who died several years ago.

Cloud was married to Nancy A. Suttle, October 13th, 1901, and to this union one child was born, a daughter, Katharine Berdell.

Cloud professed faith in Christ October 10th, 1912, during a revival held at Mt. Olive, by Arthur Vinson, who baptized him and took him into the fellowship of this church, where his membership remained until death.

He has spent his entire life in this county, except four years he and his family lived in St. Louis.

He had a host of friends, and if he had an enemy none knew it.  He had been afflicted for years, and his faithful wife has been right with him all the time, and in fact had had the sympathy of the entire community in that affliction, which he bore with so much patience, and did everything he could to regain his health, but to no avail.  It is all over.  He leaves the above named relatives and many other relatives and friends who mourn him.  We mourn, but, would not call him back, we believe it well; resting in peace.  Farewell for a short while; we hope to meet you soon in the land that is fairer than day…

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30, BY Rev. Leathers of Norris City, assisted by Rev. N. C. Henderson of Carrier Mills.  Interment at Mt. Olive.

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