(This may be of interest to a Carroll researcher, I came across this interesting article- I am not related.)
Arizona Weekly Star (Tucson), 4 July 1878, 2:2
SUICIDE- A man named James Carroll, aged about thirty-five years, committed suicide by taking poison on Tuesday night last. He went to the drug store and purchased strychnine the same evening, telling Dr. Meyers that his room was overrun with rats and he desired to get rid of them. He proceeded immediately to Holt s saloon and called for a glass of mescal; taking the glass in his hand, and tearing off the end of the paper containing the poison, poured the mescal upon it. Lifting the glass he turned to Shorty, who was behind the bar, and said:My name is James Carroll, and I was born in Lawrence, Mass.; have a brother in - (Shorty don t remember what place,) and I am drinking deadly poison.He emptied the glass, proceeded to an adjoining room and sat down in a chair. Shorty told Marsh, who was in the saloon, what had happened, and the latter went to Dr. Meyers with the paper that had contained the poison, and was told that there was enough in the package to kill ten men. Dr. Handy was called in and applied a stomach pump, drawing quantities of the poison, but it had been in the system too long to perfect restoration. He took the poison at eight in the evening and died the following morning at two o clock. He was stone mason, and had been employed at Lee s mill for a few weeks past. He said to parties he had nothing to live for; during the war he was a captain in the 25th regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers. A Coroner s inquestwas held yesterday, which rendered a verdict according to the facts above stated, and the body was buried by the Sheriff yesterday.