PHILLIPS COUNTY

 

MELVIN HERBERT JUNG

 

 

Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, February 25, 1937

 

AMHERST BOY SHOOTS SELF ACCIDENTALLY

 

Body of Melvin Jung Is Found In Field after Search

 

His forehead pierced by a .22 rifle bullet, Melvin Herbert Jung, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Jung of near Amherst, was found dead a scant half mile east of his home Saturday evening, after he had been out hunting alone Saturday afternoon.

 

The boy, in the habit of taking hunting excursions quite frequently, left home shortly after noon Saturday, and nothing was thought of it by his family until he failed to return at about chore time as he usually did. However, they did not become alarmed immediately, but finally started a search for Melvin. The help of neighbors was soon enlisted as the search continued, and cars as well as persons afoot soon overran the surrounding fields. The body was found at about 8 o'clock or shortly after.

 

Since the death was a violent one, Coroner Harry B. Radford of Haxtun was called, and he determined the cause as accidental gun shot. No inquest was deemed necessary by him. In some manner the gun was discharged, the bullet entering the center of the forehead, no doubt causing almost instant death, the coroner stated. He brought the body to Holyoke after his examination and turned it over to the Colver funeral home.

 

Funeral services were held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Amherst at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon following brief services at the Jung home a half hour earlier. Rev. W.W. Wilk pastor of the Amherst Church, officiated. Interment was in the Amherst cemetery.

 

Melvin was born on July 6, 1920, at Amherst. He was a graduate from the Amherst grade school. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Claude and Leonard, and two sisters, Marie and Lorraine, as well as other relatives. One sister, Roma, preceded him in death March 29, 1933.

 

Haxtun Herald, Haxtun, CO, 24 Feb 1937

 

County Coroner H.B. Radford of Haxtun was called to Amherst Saturday evening to investigate the death of Melvin Herbert Jung, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Jung, who was accidentally killed while hunting near his home.

 

The boy left his home about two o’clock Saturday afternoon on a hunting excursion, carrying a .22 caliber rifle. When Melvin did not return at the usual hour, his parents became worried and started a search for him. A large number of neighbors and friends aided in the hunt, and the boy was found about eight o’clock a half mile east of his home.

 

In some manner the gun had been discharged, the bullet entering the center of the boy’s forehead. It was thought that he had been killed instantly. After considering the circumstances, Coroner Radford decided that death had been accidental, and no inquest was thought necessary. The body was taken to Holyoke by Mr. Radford and son, Junior. Funeral arrangements and burial were handled by Colver Brothers of Holyoke.

 

 

 

 

 

ROMA LUCILLE JUNG

 

 

Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, 6 Apr 1933

 

Roma Lucille Jung, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Jung was born July 13, 1918, and passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 29, at the Holyoke hospital following a week's illness. In early life she was brought to the Lord in baptism and on March 29, 1931, she was confirmed in theLutheran faith.

 

Roma was a student of the Amherst high school. She was a girl of many good characteristics and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She is survived by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, two grandparents and a host of other friends and relatives who mourn her early departure.

 

Funeral services which were very largely attended were held at the Lutheran Church Friday afternoon. Rev. W. Wilk officiating. Burial was in the Amherst cemetery.

 

 

 

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