A WRETCHED REPROBATE-1876
Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 9/15/2017 at 10:30:51
Thursday, April 13, 1876
Paper: Dubuque Daily Times (Dubuque, Iowa)
A WRETCHED REPORATE
Ackley, Iowa; April 12,-A shocking case of depravity has just come to light in Tipton Township, Hardin County. One of the oldest residents of that county is James W. Perry, 60 years of age, with a large family. Within his family has resided for some time past his wife’s sister, Mrs. Margaret Quigley, aged about 40, and the mother of children now married. Mrs. Quigley has been afflicted with paralysis so that one-half of her body is nearly rigid. Mr. Perry has been in the habit of administrating opiates to her (a preparation of morphine), generally affording the woman some relief. It is alleged that Perry took advantage of her comatose condition at various times, and the result is Mrs. Quigley is likely to have a child in a week or two. The crime is laid at the door of Perry, who was arrested and gave bail.
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