On Memorial Day in 1886, my great great grandfather's sister, Ellen (Whelton) Crowley,
was killed by her husband, Patrick, in their home in Peabody, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
The following newspaper clippings are from the Salem Evening News' coverage of the
case. The dates are those upon which the article appeared in the paper.
You'll notice that the date after the murder, June 1, when the story would no doubt
have been big breaking news,is missing. The paper for this date was missing when the
microfilm was made (just my luck, eh?).
Note: The clippings are in .gif format and may take some time to load
for those of you (like me) on slower dial-up connections. My apologies if they are
difficult to read. I did the best I could with scans of copies of old microfilm.
June 2, 1886.
June 3, 1886.
June 4, 1886, top half.
June 4, 1886, bottom half.
October 2, 1886.
October 11, 1886.
October 12, 1886.
October 19, 1886.
November 6, 1886.