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The Boaz Leader (AL)
The Boaz Leader (AL)
Contributed by klstacy_home

Description: Mother And Seven Children Found Dead

Date: August 7 1919

Newspaper published in: Boaz, AL

Source: Madison Co., AL Library

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 3

IMPORTANT NEW THE WORLD OVER
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IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS OF THIS AND
OTHER NATIONS FOR SEVEN DAYS GIVEN
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THE NEWS OF THE SOUTH
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What Is Taking Place in The Southland
Will Be Found in Brief Paragraphs.
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Domestic.
Several hours before authorities were to removed them to the Athens county home, seven children, ranging in age from six weeks to ten years, were found dead with their mother, Mrs. Toney Stravisar, burned to death or asphyxiated, in their home at Kimberly, a small mining town, near Nelsonville, Ohio. The children were tied to their beds and coal oil had been sprinkled over the room.

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