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1899 - Distracted Mother


1899 - Distracted Mother

Mrs. Chauncey Talbot of Putnam, Conn, Drowns Herself and Two-Year Old Boy.

Putnam, Conn., July 12 - Mrs Chauncey Talbot, aged 23 years, the wife of a well-known business man of this place, drowned herself and her 2-year-old boy in the Quinebaug River early this morning. The bodies were recovered later. The young woman left the house with her child some time between the hours of 12 midnight and 3 A. M. There absence was not discovered until four hours later, when a note, which had been left by Mrs Talbot, was found. It stated that her body and that of the boy would be found in the river at a certain point. A search was instantly begun and the two bodies were found at a point not far distant from the spot indicated in the note.

Two months ago an infant child died, and since then the young mother has grieved greatly. It is believed that her mourning made her a victim of the temporary aberration, which culminated in her dead.

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