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Strange & "Grewsome" Death

FITZGERALD

Posted By: Bruce Kuennen (email)
Date: 11/6/2018 at 08:16:50

Strange Death of a Child.

Fort Dodge Oct. 27. A grewsome find was made at the D. J. Skinner schoolhouse, five miles south of Manson. With her body hanging outside of the window and the heavy window on her neck was the lifeless form of Lavinia Fitzgerald, a 9 year-old girl. She had started for home the previous night, but discovered that she had forgotten some books. She returned to get them and, finding the door latched, attempted to get in through the window. The heavy sash fell on her neck and the child was strangled to death.

Source: New Hampton Gazette, October 31, 1899, accessed at New Hampton Public Library Digital Archives

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