Grimsby Newspapers
Humphries, Mrs. Thomas (Died on 25 Mar 1920)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 31 Mar 1920, p. 7

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Welland Tribune - Thursday morning, Mrs. Thomas Humphries, of 68 Garner Avenue, Welland, went down town, and entering a drug store, purchased an ounce of carbolic acid, which she stated that she required for the purpose of disinfecting. Returning home, she poured the liquid into a glass and swallowed the entire contents. Upon returning home that afternoon at 5:40 p.m., her husband was unable at first to enter the house, for the doors had all been locked. He forced an entry, however, through one of the windows. It was then that he found his wife dead in bed. He at once communicated with the police. Chief Laing and Dr. Colbeck were soon on the spot. The glass and bottle were found in the kitchen and deceased must have swallowed the poison practically as she bought it, for the remaining drops in the glass were crystallizing when found. Mrs. Humphries was born in England and had resided in Canada for many years. The adopted child of Mr. and Mrs. Hamphries was found by the police wandering on the streets.

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Genealogical Resource
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Death notices
Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
31 Mar 1920
Date Of Event:
25 Mar 1920
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Humphries, Mrs. Thomas (Died on 25 Mar 1920)