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Description: She Was To Have Been MarriedDate: July 19 1890
Newspaper published in: Brooklyn, NY
Page/Column: Page 6, Column 2
SHE WAS TO HAVE BEEN MARRIED
But a Fortune Teller Drove Her Insane and She Killed Herself
PITTSBURG, Pa., July 19
The body of Jennie McDonald, the 20 year old daughter of Captain John McDonald, of the Duquesne steel works, lies under a coal barge, where it lodged yesterday after the young girl had jumped into the river with suicidal intent. She was to have been married to-day to Charles Brown.
The bridal dress had been made, the trousseau prepared and a wedding trip planned. Ten days ago while, while in Pittsburg with a young friend, Miss McDonald in a spurt of fun went to consult Mrs. Lizzie Smith, a south side fortune teller. Mrs. Smith told the young woman a variety of things that had already come to pass, and wound up with the prediction teat before the 18th of August Miss McDonald would be dead and that her wedding dress would be her shroud. The young woman and her friend departed with a laugh, and at her home in Duquesne preparations for the wedding went on.
Miss McDonald was never in better health, but it was noticed that she was low spirited and yesterday she left home, went direct to the river bank and took the fatal leap. In a letter to her lover she explained the cause of her action, asked him not to worry and told him where to find the engagement ring.