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Good Old Days: May 30, 2019


May 30, 2019

125 years ago

The Commoner, May 25, 1894

On Sunday morning Jacob Wolf, aged 55 years, was found dead on the floor in his cabin on Lower Meadow gulch in Garfield county 16 miles from Pomeroy. A coroner's inquest was held yesterday. A bottle of whiskey was standing on a table near him with a large quantity if undesolved strychnine in it. A post mortem examination showed strychnine in his stomach, and the coroner's jury found a verdict of death by poisoning, administered by parties to the jury unknown. The deceased was an old pioneer and...

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