Lovers In Suicide Pact
February 20, 1909
A young couple commits suicide together, due to "lack of funds that prevented their marriage".
Bowling Green, O., Feb. 10. – Miss Margaret Brandon, aged twenty-two years, is dead, and William Davis, her fiancé, aged nineteen, is not expected to live, as the result of a suicide pact. Miss Brandon drank carbolic acid at her home and Davis shot himself after going into the woods. It is believed the pact was due to lack of funds that prevented their marriage.
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“Lovers In Suicide Pact,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed February 22, 2019, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1868.