Indiana · Newspaper clippings

The death of the Hatfield Twins

February 21, 1891 Fort Wayne, Indiana The unnamed “Hatfield twins” die following a catastrophic seizure The Hatfield baby was born to a couple identified in newspapers only as Mr. and Mrs. L. W. — or occasionally L. C. — Hatfield. (Neither the child’s first name nor his parents’ were used, so I have been unsuccessful… Continue reading The death of the Hatfield Twins

Indiana · Newspaper clippings

The birth of Pearl and Ruby Jones, their short lives, and the death of their father

June 24, 1889 Indiana Conjoined twins Pearl and Ruby Jones are born Pearl and Ruby were born joined at the pelvis and without legs, to parents James Henry (24) and Lucinda (19). The girls were reported to have been 22 pounds at birth. Sources listed their birthplace alternately as either Tipton or Russiaville, Indiana. Pearl… Continue reading The birth of Pearl and Ruby Jones, their short lives, and the death of their father