Thursday, September 22, 2011

Matilda Connolly, Child Care Provider Buried Babies in Her Yard - 1912


FULL TEXT: Lancaster, Il., Oct. 31.—Coroner Miller is making an investigation of information to the existence of a “baby farm” in this city. Mrs. Matilda Connolly, a middle-aged woman, has been arrested on a charge of concealing the deaths of infants and of causing them to buried without permits.

She has made a written confession in which she admits having harbored young women in her home and of burying four infants in her back yard.

[“Woman Admits She Is In Baby Business,” New Castle News (Pa.), Oct. 31, 1912, p. 8]

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For more cases of “Baby Farmers,” professional child care providers who murdered children see The Forgotten Serial Killers.

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