When the federal census enumeration was made
After his father's death, Jay continued to share a home with his mother in Tongotany.
After his father
For 11 years, from 1920 to 1931, he operated a Tontogany pool room and billiard room
At some point in time, Jay began to suffer from stomach pain and rheumatism. In 1931, said a newspaper, when he was age 55, his health problems problems had become so severe that he was:
On Feb. 7, 1931, a few days after the theft, feeling depressed and despondent over life's misfortunes, Jay told friend Jay Huston that he did not feel well. He went to his room, placed a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. Death was instantaneous.
A small stone marks his final resting place.
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