Southeastern Oklahoma Citizen
September 6, 1934
Monday’s daily- Sept. 3- Lemuel F. Lassiter, 70 year old Caddo pioneer, took his own life officers decided, after investigating his death which occurred at his home Saturday night from a gunshot wound. Lassiter was shot behind the right ear with a 38 caliber revolver which was found beside him on the floor. Mrs. Lassiter, who is an invalid, reported to investigating officers she and her husband had gone to bed Saturday night and Mr. Lassiter got up a short time later when rain started falling, to close the windows and came back to bed. He arose again a little later and she immediately heard a shot. Two daughters sleeping in an adjoining room rushed in and found their father on the floor with the gun beside him. Financial troubles and other things are said to have been preying on his mind lately. Funeral services were held at Caddo this afternoon with burial in Caddo Cemetery. The deceased was a highly respected and admired man and was liked by all.
Caddo Herald- September 7- ...L. F. Lassiter had lived in that community many years, conducting his farm and store and was a successful business man, being about 72 years of age. He is survived by his wife (Dona) and seven children: Mrs. L. E. Propps, Bryan Lassiter, Dick Lassiter, Lucille Lassiter, Mrs. Homer Freeny, Mrs. S. E. Sultry, Paris, Texas, Mrs. Earnest Strickland, Piedmont, Okla.and Mrs. Dewey Arp.