Decatur Herald 12 Oct 1909 page 5b Nellie Coleman

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Decatur Herald 12 Oct 1909 page 5b Nellie Coleman - to to of her insanity and her mother's de...
to to of her insanity and her mother's de votion brings out a -most -most pathetic story. - When eight vears of as- as- the daueh ter was stricken with typhoid fever. at tne time the family resided in Sandoval. A physician of Sandoval advised the use of chloroform, and told the mother to keep the child in a stupor by the use of the drug. His directions were Kiiiowed. for six days, the child was under the constant influence of the authesthetlc. Incurable insanity was the result of the treatment given. The girl grew to woman-hood woman-hood woman-hood In this condition. The mother was at one time induced to send her daughter to the asylum at Jacksonville. She found her cruelly treated at this place and took her to Anna. She was soon notified to come for the girl as the authorities could do nothing for her. Mrs. Ellis then moved to Pana and has patiently cared for the unfortunate girl, with an iron cage in one corner of the kitchen in which a rude cot were necessary. All these years the mother has been a constant attendant. At times the girl was violent violent and then she would be docile for days at a time and easily cared for. Many - privations have marked the life of Mrs. Ellis during the time she cared for her daughter. At times she took In washings and told fortunes for a living. She has borne her mis fortunes with a patience that has won the respect of all. Action was pending pending against the physician, who advised cholorcform, when he became insane from worry over the affair and died. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning. Burial will be in Linwood cemetery- cemetery- of

Clipped from The Decatur Herald12 Oct 1909, TuePage 5

The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois)12 Oct 1909, TuePage 5
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