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Mrs. Kate Kerch poisoned two of her children, threw two in a well and killed herself

Mrs. Kate Kerch poisoned two of her children, threw two in a well and killed herself

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:55PM GMT
Classification: Death
Appears in the Terrell Times-Star, Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas, 16 June 1893 ...

Kills Four of Her Children

Parkersburg, West Virginia, June 14 - Mrs. Kate Kerch, living ten mile from here, having lost her reason, poisoned two of her young children, threw two others into as well then killed herself. She tried to kill her eight children, but four were saved by a desperate struggle of her 14 year old daughter, Mollie. The family is in good circumstances. No cause is assigned for the woman's derangement. All five are dead. The husband was away from home at the time. She killed the two smallest by poisoning their mile with strychnine.

Re: Mrs. Kate Kerch poisoned two of her children, threw two in a well and killed herself

Posted: 5 Jun 2010 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kerch
Thanks for the information. In the Kerch family, that I am a member of, there is no Kate Kerch. If yo feel that I can help you, please contact me again. Thanks gmegold1027

Re: Mrs. Kate Kerch poisoned two of her children, threw two in a well and killed herself

Posted: 5 Jun 2010 4:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Oh I am just a volunteer no relation. Thanks for the kind offer.
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