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inured on an out, and arid hips of at- 820 at it oc- "MAN HATER" HELD INSANE Tragedy of Years Ago Recalled Lunacy Commission Considers Case of Madison County Woman. ANDERSON, Ind., May 30--(Special)-After 30--(Special)-After twenty years spent in the almost total solitude of her farm, three miles south of Lapel, Madison County, 'Miss Mary Kynette, 62 years old. Is now confined in a padded cell In the county The Kynette family for the past seventy years has occupied an unique position Stoney Creek township. Miss Kynette was born on the farm on which she her entire life. Her father, one of the early Hoosier schoolmasters, taught the home school for twenty-five years prior to the civil war, and a brother, Caasius Kynette, was also an early teacher. Thirty-five years ago Cassius Kynette died suddenly and wag buried at night, the neighbors say in the front yard of the home. - -- For For fifteen years following the death of the brother Miss Kynette kept house ·'·· -- ·"«--·· reputed to ---- -- rf .. v ,^_, n ,_ j^,, nuuoo » 0ne ? lsht , bur «i(" s. lur«d TMto ° ld * *^ ui ajn_i, been kept . »Wch e a- ther's possession, broke into the house only to be fired at by both father and daughter. -One of the robbers returned the fire and Mr. Kynette fell, mortally wounded. He died the next day, Since then the daugther has kept lonely vigil In the home and kept green the graves of the father and brother. She owned seventy acres of fine land which she rented to neighbors, and herself with raising stock She made trips to Lapel on an average of twice year with a drove of hogs or cattle which she personally drove to market' and placed the money received from their sale In the Lapel bank. It Is said that ahe-has-a·-nice-bank" aceomil In addition to her farm. Since the death of her father, she formed a 'strong antipathy men and any stranger who approached her door, no matter upon what mission would be met with a loaded revolver which would be in evidence until he his departure. As the years passed by this hatred men became more pronounced until neighbors considered it dangerous to pass along the road It was only -within the ,ast few days that neighbors noticed her habitual melancholy had formed a dangerous aspect and a commission in lunacy called on her at her home It necessary for the officers to overpower and disarm her before she could be brought to the city in handcuffs. Miss Kynptte is an extremely large portly woman and Is said to weigh In neighborhood of 350 pounds. She will be taken to the Insane Hospital at Richmond. Richmond.

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  1. The Indianapolis Star,
  2. 31 May 1911, Wed,
  3. Page 18

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