"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Newspaper Clipping of the Day

These brief news stories contain all the information we have about the premature burial--one almost has to call it "murder"--of Frances Burke in 1892. Perhaps I have an unusually suspicious nature, but is anyone else sensing something deeply sinister about the haste with which this young "heiress" was put six feet under?






There seem to have been no follow-up stories giving the results of this "investigation" into Burke's burial.  And, no, we never got an explanation of how her coffin came to be filled with water...

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