Episode 36: The Emotional Insanity of George Scott

George Scott was a loving family man. All of a sudden, he became convinced that his wife was trying to kill him. The drastic steps he took to take care of that would shock his close-knit neighborhood to its very foundations.



“The Delmar Tragedy.” Daily Davenport Democrat, 2/25/1874

The Morning Democrat, 2/25/1874

“The Delmar Sensation!” Daily Davenport Democrat, 2/26/1874

Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, 2/26/1874

Des Moines Register, 2/26/1874

The Daily Democrat, 5/22/1874

U.S. Census Records

Iowa Marriage Records


I am an author and historian who writes about long-forgotten and out of the way events and places. I love the bizarre, the unusual, and the downright weird. I write a regular blog at my website, www.johnbrassardjrcom.wordpress.com, and also manage a facebook page about things of historical interest called The Kitchen Table Historian.

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