St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Post Dispatch
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Description: Arranged Her Own Crape.

Date: February 17 1889

Newspaper published in: St. Louis, Mo.

Parkersburg, W. Va., February 16.

Mrs. Matilda WOOMER, a popular and prominent widow, and the mother of three children, who lived at Belleville, committed suicide by hanging herself in a manger of her stable last night. That evening Mrs. WOOMER gave her eldest boy, a youth of 9 years, $2 and told him to be a good boy and not learn to swear or get into bad habits, as she wouldn't be with them much longer. She tied crepe to her window curtains and laid out clean clothing for herself. This morning at 6 o'clock she was missing, and search was made with the result of finding her hanging by the neck in the stable. She left no explanation, and the conclusion is that she was suffering with mental abberation.

Submitted: 04/03/12

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