Easton Express, Monday, March 7, 1949, page 9
Russell Barnett, 59, L.V. Trainman, Commits Suicide
Russell P. Barnett, 59, a trainman on the Lehigh Valley Railroad,
was found dead this morning in the bedroom of his home at 1032
Northampton Street. The Easton police described the death as
Officer Fancis Boylan, who investigated with Detective Sgt.
Frederick May, said Barnet apparently shot himeslf through
the lift eye with a 35-gauge Remington deer rifle.
The body was found at 8:45 a.m. by Barnett's wife, the former
Helen Burnner. She had gone to work at the Easton Potato Chip
plant in the rear of the building at 8 o'clock and returned
home to visit her husband briefly.
Mr. Barnett had been released on Fridy from Easton Hospital.
He had been in ill health for some time.
The Easton police were notified by Dr. Joseph Grandi, who
was called by Mrs. Barnett. Northampton County Coroner David
F. Bachman also was notified. The body was removed to the Bechtel
Mr. Barnett was employed by the Leigh Valley Railroad for
37 years. He was born in Easton, a son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. William Barnett.
He was a member of Phillipsburg Aerie 1372, Fraternal Order
of Eagles; Easton Lodge 45, Loyal Order of Moose; Liberty Hose
Co., Easton; Easton Elks Lodge, and St. Paul's Lutehran Church,
South Side. He served in the Army during World War I.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are two sisters, Mrs.
Frank Fisher, of Easton, and Mrs. Arthur Lockard, of Wilmington,