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Young Woman Plays a Somber Reverie, Then Kills Herself

Dec. 23, 1909, Suicides 

Dec. 23, 1909 -- Here’s a little more proof that the past wasn’t really a kinder, simpler time; there’s death in almost every line. Esther Bauer, 22, of San Francisco plays sad music at the piano before hanging herself … Edward Kinney of Bay City, Mich., tries to write a farewell note in blood after shooting himself … French authorities determine that the widow of a prominent bank official was murdered and thrown from a train.

And this item from Philadelphia: “Rather than face her six children Christmas morning without any presents or the money to buy them, Mrs. Sarah Ennis of this city last night went into her kitchen, turned on the gas and ended her life.”

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