Infant's Death Rumored Infanticide in 1901

(03/24/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/2/1901.

Supposed Infanticide

The report reached us from Minnora that a young lady by the name of Siers, living in that vicinity, recently gave birth to a child which she claimed was stillborn, and had it buried without any of the neighbors knowing of it.  When the fact leaked out the people claimed it was infanticide, and had her arrested.  Preparation were made to exhume the body of the infant, and prosecuting attorney Hays was sent for to assist in the post mortem examination.  At the time of going to press, we have not heard what the result of the was, but we presume the young lady was acquitted.


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