Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Newborn rescued after being packed in suitcase, thrown from train

August 14, 1902 Near Irondale, Missouri A man looking for scrap wood finds a baby in a valise who had been thrown from a train William Helms (72) was constructing a barn and needed additional scrap lumber. He visited a riverbank near a railroad trestle and noticed a valise (a small suitcase). As he approached… Continue reading Newborn rescued after being packed in suitcase, thrown from train

Kansas · Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings

Man shoots at audience at concert after believing town was mocking a failed relationship (1903)

August 13, 1903 Winfield, Kansas Gilbert Twigg fires a shotgun at a bandstand, killing 9 and wounding at least 25 before killing himself Twigg used a double-barreled shotgun to fire at the band and its audience, killing six at the scene; another three died of their wounds later. He then pulled a revolver to end… Continue reading Man shoots at audience at concert after believing town was mocking a failed relationship (1903)

Graves · Nevada · Newspaper clippings

Man dies from eating library paste

July 14, 1908 Goldfield, Nevada An unknown man dies after eating library paste Little is known about the man, though the county physician found he was “nearly starved” when he ate the contents of a jar of library paste. The paste was primarily comprised of water and either flour or starch, which may have prompted… Continue reading Man dies from eating library paste

New York · Newspaper clippings

Pregnant woman murdered by her lover

July 11, 1906 Big Moose Lake, New York Grace Mae Brown is murdered by her lover and father of her unborn child Brown and her lover, Chester Gillette, nephew of the owner of the Gillette Safety Razor Company, went on a trip together which Gillette insinuated would lead to marriage. However, she packed her entire… Continue reading Pregnant woman murdered by her lover