Episode 33: The Scars of Loss

Mabel Moore and William Stewart each lost a spouse in the early 20th Century. They also had hidden connections that would drive their drastic actions to cope with that loss miles and years apart.






Police Block Father’s Plot to Slay Babes.’ The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 5/28/1920

Buys Gun to Kill Himself and Children.’ The Daily Times, 5/28/1920

Stewart Says He Wouldn’t Kill Children.’ The Daily Times, 5/29/1920

Drops Suicide and Pleads for His Children.’ The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 5/29/1920

Beckons From Dreamland the Husband Avers. Davenport Democrat and Leader, 6/4/1920

Girl, Deserted by Chicagoan, Tries Suicide in St. Louis. Chicago Tribune, 8/31/1912 p. 5

Deserted By Man, Mabel Piersoll Attempts Life. The Springfield News-Leader, 8/31/1912

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