*** Advertiser Friday 24 May 1901
THE FRIENDS and BROTHERS of the LOYAL TEMPLE OF PEACE LODGE. No. 31, are respectfully informed that the Remains of the late Mr. CHARLES HENRY GABB will be removed from his late residence, Bath-street, Glenelg, THIS DAY, at 2.45 o'clock, for interment in the North Brighton Cemetery. JOSEPH E. GIBSON, Undertaker, Miller's Corner, Glenelg.
*** Advertiser Thursday 22 May 1902 and Saturday 24 May 1902
GABB.—In loving memory of a good husband and father, Charles Henry Gabb, who died at Glenelg, May 22, 1901.—Inserted by his sorrowing family.
*** Advertiser Thursday 23 May 1901
SUICIDE AT GLENELG. A determined case of suicide occurred at Glenelg early on Wednesday morning, the victim being Henry Charles Gabb, aged 48 years, a gardener, living in Bath-street. Gabb went to bed the previous night, and, according to Mrs. Gabb, passed a somewhat restless night, which was not an unusual thing with him. At a quarter past 6 in the morning Mrs. Gabb rose, and left her husband in bed playing with the baby. Three-quarters of an hour later her husband dressed and went outside, and she saw no more of him till she was called to a shed in the back yard, where she found him with his throat cut. A son of the deceased was washing his face at the further end of the shed at the time, but was not aware that anything unusual was taking place. Dr. Singleton was sent for, but though quickly on the spot nothing could be done for the man. An inquest will be held at the Globe Hotel at 11 o'clock this morning.
*** Friday 24 May 1901
SUICIDE AT GLENELG. The city coroner (Dr. W. Ramsay Smith) conducted an enquiry at the Globe Hotel, Glenelg, on Thursday morning, concerning the death of Henry Charles Gabb, of Bath-street. Glenelg, on the previous day. Mr. W. Crane was foreman of the jury. Hannah Gabb, the widow of deceased stated that her husband retired to bed between 9 and 10 o'clock on Tuesday evening, apparently in good health. He passed a somewhat restless night, but not more so than usual. She rose in the morning about 6 o'clock,, leaving him in bed with the baby. Saw him about 7 o'clock, when he came out of his room, and then returned to it again. He kept a razor in the room. Did not see him again until her eldest son called her and told her that his father had cut his throat. Went at once to a shed in the back yard and saw deceased with one hand on the wall and the other on a bench. Said, "Oh, daddy, have you done it?" Deceased said something, but the word was inarticulate. Her husband had been rather quiet and despondent lately. He had said sometimes that he would sooner be dead than alive. Thought he had been worrying about his work. Stanley James Gabb, aged 14 years, a son of deceased, gave evidence to the effect that he went into the shed in question to get feed for the fowls, and on entering saw his father with a cut in his throat. Then saw him immediately make another gash. Told his mother and ran for Dr. Singleton. Horace Tilbrook, a neighbor, also gave evidence to the effect that he was called in and stayed with Gabb till he died, which was only a few minutes after he arrived. Had known deceased, but had not noticed anything peculiar about him. Senior Constable Davidson gave evidence as to having been informed of the occurrence about 7.30 on Tuesday morning, and proceeding to the place, where he found the deceased in the state mentioned by previous witnesses., The jury, without retiring, brought in a verdict "that, being of an unsound mind, Henry Charles Gabb did cut his throat with a razor."