the person in the article is Charles Marim Carrow, a graduate of the US Military Academy, West Point, class of 1878.
Would anyone have ties to his family.Like to know name of parents..All I know is father was J.D. Carrow of the PO Dept., Washington, DC.Obit on Carrow at West Point says he was born in PA in 1853.
Another article posted at that time give a different story...
... a different theory of the cause of the suicide is ill health on account of a chronic synovitis or water gatering in the knee - an ailment caused by a fall.His leave of absence was employed, in part in taking medical advice.According to the St. Louis Republican "nothing could be done that would bring him permanent relief," and "the most rational conclusion seems to be that he became satistified that he should always be a cripple while he lived, and this goaded him to it.(Army/Navy Journal, 5/26/1879)