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WAKEFIELD, Thomas (Mrs.)

    Ebensburg Alleghanian, 1 Sep 1864, Contributed by Patty Millich

Shocking Case of Suicide

On the morning of the 10th ult., the wife of Mr. Thomas Wakefield of West Wheatfield township, Indiana county, committed suicide. She first drank a bottle of laudanum, but fearing this would not kill speedily enough, she immediately afterward cut two horrible gashes in her throat with a razor. With persistency unparalleled she then precipitated herself into a well, where her lifeless body was discovered floating on the water. Domestic trouble was the cause of this horrible act.

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