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Murder of Mrs. Mary GILLFILLAN, 1897


Posted By: Sharon R Becker (email)
Date: 3/27/2012 at 01:05:59

Mount Ayr Journal
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 7, 1897, Page 2


A murder has been committed in Osceola, shrouded in mystery. Mrs. Mary GILLFILLAN, who had been working at the Howe
hotel, left the hotel a few evenings since, telling another employe (sic) that she had an engagement to meet to young
men at the pump house, located at the C.B.&Q. railroad pond. After that her whereabouts were not known until her lifeless
body was found in the pump house with a bullet hole in the temple. Deceased leaves three children, one in Osceola and
two in Illinois. A young man named Joe WOLVERTON, with whom she had been keeping company, is suspected and has disappeared.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2012.


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