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WEDDING TRAGEDY.

MISSING BRIDEGROOM HANGED IN A BARN. A village tragedy, In- which a yourig man Is supposed to have committed suicide on the day after that on which he should have been married, Is engaging the attention of the Surrey police. A farm labourer, George Frederick Jordan (20), of Charlwood, near Redhlll, was found hanged from a. beam in a barn, with a black silk handkerchief, the gift of a young woman to whom he waS engaged. Jordan and the young wbmarl had b»en keeping company for some time, and had arranged to get married on two occasions, but postponements were necessary because of the young man falling out of employment. Having secured work, the wedding was fixed for Saturday, February 13th, and friends were Invited. On Friday night Jordan and the young woman visited Crawley to purchase the ring. One wns selected, but, as Jordan had not sufficient money with him, and the jeweller would hot allow credit, the pair had to return without it. They parted on affectionate terms, Jord&n promising to purchase the ring early- the next morning at Ilorley or Redhll!. ' The bride and her friends were at the church at the appointed time on Saturday, but the bridegroom did not put In an appearartee, and, after watting for over an hour, the bridal party returned home. Inqnirles regarding Jordan were instituted, and it was learned that he had not been at his lodgings on Friday night. On Sunday his body was found in the barn. There was every Indication that he had slept there the previous night, and that death had only taken place a short time prior to the searchers' discovery.

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WEDDING TRAGEDY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 80, 3 April 1909

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