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J. A. Lesner

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The Seattle Star, April 4, 1908


J. A. Lesner, a baker, 45 years old, was found dead in a chair with a bullet hole in his head in his room at the National hotel, on First av., last night.

Despondency over money matters is believed to be the cause.

It is believed the man had been dead 36 hours when found by the chambermaid. She visited the room twice, but each time saw a man sitting in a chair, and went away.

Lesner recently arrived from Alaska, and was employed in a restaurant at 500 Pike st. He told a fellow worker to look after his body in case anything happened to him, and to make sure he was dead, on account of his life insurance.

Lesner was married, and had a family in Chicago.