Miami Union

January 4, 1912 

COST, JOSEPH - Joseph Cost of Tipp City, who conducted a tailoring establishment in Troy on West Main street a short time, acting as agent for a Chicago firm, died Friday morning as a result of a dose of Paris green, said to have been taken Thursday with suicidal intent.  Cost lived at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Rachel McConnaughey, where he died.  It is said that he learned that his mind was affected, or at least that he feared such was the case, and that he would end his life in the asylum.  He had been in poor health for several months.  He was about 50 years of age, and was an Odd Fellow.  He leaves no family.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the residence and was private.
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