Kazimez Wooblewski, d. 1909, suicide
Wilmington was home to many European immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One was Kazimez Wooblewski, who lived at 1121 Columbia Avenue in Wilmington. According to authorities, he was from Russia, was about 24 years old, was a laborer, and was married. For unknown reasons, he drank carbolic acid, and died on December 17, 1909. His death was the subject of a coroner’s inquest, and was ruled a suicide. No other information whatsoever can be found about Kazimez. There is only a brief mention of his death and the results of the inquest in the local newspapers. There is no information about what might have happened to his wife, or why he would have committed suicide. He apparently had no friends or relatives who could give him a burial in a church cemetery.