WILLIAM PRESTON STUNZ
William P. Stunz Killed Himself in His Workshop
Baltimore, Md., Dec 8.—William Preston Stunz, a jewelry engraver, committed suicide some time Monday night. He shot himself in the right temple with a revolver. The discovery was made by Fernando Volkmar, of G. T. Sadtler & Sons, opticians, over whose store Stunz had his workshop.
The cause of the suicide is said to have been melancholia, superinduced by bad health and reverses in business. Stunz lived with his wife and five children at 1219 Mosher St. He was 52 years of age, a native of Baltimore, and had been in business about 32 years. He occupied a room with Carl A. Boucsein, a jeweler, who left him early Monday evening. He had plenty of work, but seemed depressed for days.
Mr. Stunz was a good-looking man, and had an extended reputation as an engraver. The members of the firm of Sadtler & Sons, for whom he worked a number of years, gave him an excellent reputation. John F. Stunz, jeweler, of 430 N. Gay St., is a brother of deceased, and said he could not account for the suicide, unless it was caused by bad health and melancholia.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 13th December 1893