The Daily Telegraph



This view of the nurse is supported by Mr. Kaye’s relatives and friends, who state that he appeared to be obsessed with the idea of impending financial disaster. As far as they can tell, this obsession had little to justify it. Mr. C. S. Syrett, a brother-inlaw, stated yesterday that although not a millionair­e, as some in the locality believed, Mr. Kaye was a very wealthy man, whose fortune ran into six figures. Undoubtedl­y he had been worried of late, but as far as Mr. Syrett could ascertain there was no reason for his anxiety.

Mr. Harry Redgrave, a cousin of Mrs. Kaye, informed a Press representa­tive that he had always regarded Mr. Kaye as so wealthy that he never had need to worry about the future. It was true that recently he had stated that things in the City were not going too well, but at the same time he expressed the conviction that the present slump in trade would pass. Husband and wife were greatly attached to each other, said Mr. Redgrave, and appeared to be perfect companions.

A statement that Mr. Kaye made his fortune as a metal broker during the war is not confirmed by his relatives, who assert that he joined a firm of metal merchants as a salaried partner many years before the war, and was later in a position to start on his own account. His business grew rapidly, and it is thought that the worries inseparabl­e from the direction of a large commercial concern during the difficult years since 1920 induced a mental depression to which his will-power succumbed. Indeed, that he was “out of sorts,” was noticed by his doctor, whom he visited last week. In the absence of further facts which might throw light upon the tragedy, the most credible theory is that it was the consequenc­e of a sudden “brainstorm.”

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