Louis A. Prawitz of 427 Highland avenue was found in bed, the result of asphyxiation, at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning. The coroner's jury decided that he committed suicide. Prawitz was a trucker employed by the National Biscust company. He was forty years of age and had lived in St. Joseph nearly all his life.
Source: The Catholic Tribune, 19 August 1905, p. 8
Because he failed to receive a letter from his wife, who was at Beattie, Kas., Louis A. Prawitz, of St. Joseph, asphyxiated himself.
Source: The Iron County Register, 24 August 1905, p. 3