Saturday, January 14, 2023

January 14, 1928: Five Vermont Children Left Motherless

On Christmas Day of 1927, 27-year-old Anna E. DeLong attempted a self-induced abortion. Shortly thereafter, she was taken to Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Vermont. She languished there before dying of septicemia on January 14, 1928.

Her husband, Basil, was left to raise their five small children, four sons and a daughter. The two had married on December 21 of 1916, when Anna was only 17 years old.

She was the daughter of Addie LaPorte Turrill and her late husband, Nathan.

Bizarrely, the notices of her death and funeral are noted amongst club notes and similar items in the paper.

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