Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mary Owens, 11-Year-Old Murderess – Ohio, 1899


FULL TEXT: Mortonville, O., Nov. 1. – Mary Owens, 11 years old, quarreled with her playmates on the way from school and, running home, secured a musket and fired into a group of children, fatally wounding a boy named Bebow.

[“An Enraged Child.” The Leader-Democrat (Springfield, Mo.), Nov. 1, 1899, p. 1]

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FULL TEXT: Gloucester (O.), Nov. 1.—An 11-year-old school girl named Owens, returning from school at Mortonville, yesterday evening had some trouble with playmates and ran to her home, secured a musket and fired into a group of children and fatally wounded a boy named Bebow.

[“A Youthful Murderess,” Los Angeles Herald, Nov. 2, 1899, p. 2]

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