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Episode 36: Emotional Insanity

George Scott was a loving family man. When he was found dead in his yard, they were shocked. When the disturbing events leading up to his death were uncovered, authorities could only say they were caused by emotional insanity.

 

Sources 

“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

 

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