Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tragic Day on the Valley Line - March 9, 1893

On this day in history, on the Valley Line . . .


A Crazed Young Woman’s Suicide

Middletown, Conn., March 9.–Miss Julia Hall, of New Canaan, daughter of Russell Hall, the banker of that town, committed suicide by throwing herself in front of a locomotive on the Connecticut Valley division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford road. She was instantly killed and her body was frightfully mangled. Miss Hall was recently sent to the insane asylum here from New Canaan, and committed the act while out walking with an attendant, whom she eluded.
From the Harrisburg Star-Independent (Harrisburg, Pa.), March 9, 1893 - reprinted at this cool website.

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