Person:Herman Hipskind (3)

m. 17 Aug 1909
  1. Mary Ellen HIPSKIND1910 - 1995
  2. Herman Turner Hipskind1919 - 1990
m. 19 Nov 1948
Facts and Events
Name[1] Herman Turner Hipskind
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 May 1919 Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United States
Marriage 19 Nov 1948 Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana, United Statesto Barbara Deniston
Death? 31 Mar 1990 Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States
Burial[1] Wabash, Indiana, United StatesFalls Cemetery


Miss Hilda LAMB, 29, of Waupecong, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital two hours after she shot herself while parked in her car at the rear of the Hipskind Motor Service on South Main street.

The weapon used was a combination shotgun and rifle. The .22 gauge bullet entered her right eye and lodged in the back of the brain. An unfired bullet was discovered in the victim's coat and two boxes of unopened 410 gauge shotgun shells were in her pocketbook. The daughter of Dr. Henry LAMB of Amboy, a chiropractor, Miss Lamb was discovered slumped over the steering wheel of her 1947 Chevrolet coupe by Herman Turner HIPSKIND who immediaty summoned Bob THOMAS, and employee of the McMillan Refrigeration Service located across the street.

While Thomas battered his way into the car, Hipskind phoned for a doctor, ambulance and police.

A note was left by the deceased woman, who had been staying with her maternal grandmother in Waupecong, indicated family differences were responsible for the deed. She left instructions for her brother, Don [LAMB], that her car shouldn't be driven any farther without a grease job or an oil change. She also asked that she be cremated without sevices.

Robert WILHELM of Logansport, an employee at the Hipskind auto lot, gave the gun to Miss Lamb at 3 p.m. Wednesday. She explained she intended to shoot a fox in a ditch near her grandmother's home. Wilhelm said neither he nor Hipskind heard the car drive in to the rear of the office. No one reported hearing the fatal shot.

Dr. Charles RICHARDSON performed an autopsy at the request of Coroner Dean STINSON.

Funeral arrangements of any sort have not been planned by the Lamb family. They are attempting to locate Donald LAMB, a traveling salesman.

The only survivors are Dr. and Mrs. LAMB, the parents; the maternal grandmother, a Mrs. MYERS, and the brother, Donald. The body is at the Laird funeral home in Amboy.

Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, State Trooper Estel BEMENDERFER and City Patrolman Jack KOFRON investigated.

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