Mother Turns on Gas in Kitchen of Home While Husband is Asleep Up Stairs.
FALL RIVER, Mass., March 22. - Mrs. Joseph Terrien, twenty-five years of age, killed herself and her two small children with illuminating gas in the kitchen of their home here early this morning.
The husband was awakened by the odor of gas and going into the kitchen found his wife dead on the floor with a crucifix in her hand. Wrapped in blankets near her were the bodies of Mary, aged four years, and a baby boy. Two gas jets and the cocks of the gas range were turned on full force...
The Scranton Republican
March 23, 1908