On Feb. 13, 1904, a servant heard a muffled pop from her master's bedroom. She summoned his sons, who broke down the locked door and found William J. Lemp Sr. dead with a gunshot to his right temple.
Thirty years later, August Busch, 68, shot himself once in the abdomen, just below his heart, with a pearl-handled .32-caliber revolver he kept by his bed at his Grant's Farm home
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The family was made famous for introducing lager beer to St. Louis. His son would later commit suicide in the same house.
August A. Busch Sr., the president of Anheuser-Busch, was suffering from heart problems and gout when he shot himself in his bed at Grant's Farm. He used a pearl-handled .32-caliber revolver he kept by his bed.