Martha Messmore Death

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Martha Messmore Death - Burglars Busy Last Night Cause Death of Mrs....
Burglars Busy Last Night Cause Death of Mrs. Messmore, An Aged.Resident of.City—Sev- eral- Houses Entered. :r Mrs. Martha Messraore ' (or 'JjTesa- jnore) met her death last night' at the hands of a burglar who entered the residence'of Jacob Artz, 'Rigclon addition, sometime chiving the night. Mrs. Messmore .is the widow of 'John Messmore, of Alto Pass, and was about 86 .years of age. She has been making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Artz, of this city, for about six years. Mrs. Artz is a niece of Mrs. Messmore. From the investigations made at the coroner's inquest, held this morning, morning, 'it seems that Mrs. Messmore was suffocated or strangled although there was no evidence o£ any struggle. When found the bed clothing was over her face and the condition of her mouth and throat indicated that she lost her life as stated above. No other marks of violence were about the body. Two or three dollars was all the money the burglar and murderer secured secured at the Artz home. That was taken from Mr. Artz's trousers upstairs, upstairs, while Mrs. Messmore occupied u : room downstairs. '' However'Mrs. Messmore had $100 in money in a smull dresser drawer in her room which the thief overlooked. did his was his a find and of their to the

Clipped from The Daily Free Press26 Jul 1911, WedPage 3

The Daily Free Press (Carbondale, Illinois)26 Jul 1911, WedPage 3
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