(March 23, 1943)

Ernest Gribbe, 76, Suicide at Cabin 

Ernest Gribbe, 76, who had mined in the Red River country for 41 years, was found dead in his isolated cabin on March 28, a bullet hole from a .22 special rifle in his temple. Harry Caldwell, a neighbor, discovered the body and reported to Sheriff Bud Taylor who accompanied by Deputy Harold Smith, hiked to the Gribbe cabin on snowshoes from the Caldwell place. Cause of death was pronounced suicide. Three holes were found shot through the cabin door, as if Mr. Gribbe had attempted to summon help after shooting himself. Mr. Gribbe was last seen 12 days before when he visited Caldwell. At that time he complained of not feeling well. Later, Mr. Caldwell went to visit him and found him dead, death apparently having occurred five or six days previously. Mr. Caldwell and Con Nitz helped the officers bring the body out on a sled. Graveside services were held at the Hillcrest cemetery Tuesday morning, the Rev G.W. Lawson officiating, with arrangements by the Ailor Mortuary. Mr. Gribbe was a native of Switzerland, and had no known relatives




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