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Brown, Cora - attemps suicide

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 18 October 1901

Tuesday evening at her home near Fruits, Miss Cora Brown took a large dose of chloroform with suicidal intent. Wednesday morning when she failed to get up as usual, her mother went to her room and found her very sick with a bottle of chloroform in her hand. Dr. Bunnell, of Waynetown, was summoned and succeeded in bringing Cora back from the coral strand and planting her feet again on this terrestrial ball. The girl did not want to live, but she was forced to do so. She has been employed until recently as domestic in a family in this city, but left her place suddenly without giving any notice. She gives as her reason for attempting to take her life that the people of this city were talking about her and her company. It appears that a married man living at the edge of the city had been paying her attention and some talk had been aroused among the neighbors by his action. The Brown girl is a very good looking young lady about twenty years of age, and was in this city Tuesday afternoon, coming in from her home on a bicycle, and it is probably at this time she got the poison that she later administered to herself. The doctor states that she will pull through all right, and it is hoped that her close shave from death will restrain her from any future attempts. Her father, Thomas Brown, committed suicide several years ago on the same farm that is now occupied by the family. The family is very much respected in the Fruits neighborhood and the members of it very much deplore Cora’s rash attempt at self destruction. - kbz

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