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Re: Killing People

Postby KGDevil » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:34 pm

As an aside, does anyone find it strange that the police did not really interview Emma Borden?

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Postby KGDevil » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:35 pm

One possibility?
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Re: Killing People

Postby KGDevil » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:41 pm

Some listings for possible dress good purchases and druggists.
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Re: Killing People

Postby InterestedReader » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:59 pm

KGDevil wrote:As an aside, does anyone find it strange that the police did not really interview Emma Borden?


Is it known whether or not the police interviewed the Brownells? I read there were newspaper reports of the police investigating Emma-in-Fairhaven, but no actual records have ever been found. ...I make Rebecca Brownell 75 and Helen about 53. Did police just decide they couldn't be dodgy, an old dear and an old maid..? Do you know who else lived there when Emma stayed in the Green St house?

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Re: Killing People

Postby KGDevil » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:27 pm

The Pool's at 20 Madison 1892.
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Postby KGDevil » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:46 pm

Fairhaven 1892. No Brownell's at 19 Green.
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Re: Killing People

Postby KGDevil » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:06 am

Moses Delano 1892. I've found no one else listed.
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Re: Killing People

Postby KGDevil » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:20 am

1893 Moses at 19 Green. The Brownell's at 66 Union.
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Re: Killing People

Postby KGDevil » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:06 am

Here are the Brownells in 1894 at 67 Walnut.
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Postby KGDevil » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:19 am

The Brownells in 1895 at 50 Walnut.
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Re: Killing People

Postby KGDevil » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:02 pm

The residents of 20 Madison in 1892:

Miss Carrie Pool is listed as a clerk at 9 eighth. In 1892, 9 Eighth was the residence of Ephraim C. Ellis, provisioner, Daniel W. Baker, grocer 43 Dartmouth, and John B. Tobey , Master Mariner. At the time of his death in 1910 Ephraim C. Ellis was also listed as a mariner.

Mrs. Nancy H. Pool who was the widow of Edwin R. Pool.

George W. Howland who is listed as being a clerk at 639 So. Water. There was a bakery at 639 So Water called S.P. Richmond & Co.
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Re: Killing People

Postby InterestedReader » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 am

I've had to work quite hard to revise my map, because I'd misunderstood where Purchase St began in 1892! It was different. Apologies. I'm pretty sure this is now correct.

Purchase Street and Pleasant Street were then lined with druggists shops. But this map is so we can visualize the distances between Lizzie's boarding-house at 20 Madison, and the premises of the two New Bedford druggists identified as those ready to testify that Lizzie Borden attempted to buy Prussic acid.

Charles H. Church - with premises at 1 Pleasant and 122 Purchase Streets
Edward E. Wright and The Wright Drug Company - 49 Purchase Street

Dr Ezekiel H. Noble, the New Bedford abortionist - had longtme premises at 92 Purchase Street. In 1891 he began listing himself at the curious '92 and a half Purchase Street'.

The New Bedford Dry Goods Company was at the Union St junction - I wonder if this large emporium would be the most likely for cheap dress-fabric.
Most persuasively it is next door to Hutchinson's Booksellers at 194 Union. It must be the shop Lizzie indicates at the Inquest, whether she did or didn't buy the fabric there.
If she did, then we know she got as far as the Union St junction and the beginning of Purchase. One of Church's druggists is a few steps away at 1 Pleasant.
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Re: Killing People

Postby InterestedReader » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:48 am

And these are from the 1911 New Bedford map to show the then numbering and how the placing is determined.
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Re: Killing People

Postby InterestedReader » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:05 am

The New Bedford abortionist Dr Ezekiel H. Noble in the 1895 New Bedford City Directory -

He was still at large and advertising his services, despite being under warrant for arrest for causing three deaths at the least. These were 'criminal malpractice' charges for those abortions which resulted in death.

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One such was the death of Ellen H. Hill in Fall River in March 1892. Here is the record of that death:
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Re: Killing People

Postby InterestedReader » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:22 am

Laura Ann Atwood was 20 when she died as a result of an abortion carried out by Ezekiel H. Noble. This was June 1895:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWHF-CJB

As you can see, the idea that Noble was imprisoned in 1892 is not correct.

It wasn't until 1895 that he was convicted for fatal malpractice but even then, while released on bail, he fled. He was finally caught in Arkansas City in December 1896, and sentenced in 1897.

After serving time in Massachusetts State Prison Dr Ezekiel H. Noble emerged in 1904 to run for Mayor of New Bedford.
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