|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1889|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1910|
Daughter of Arthur J. "AJ" McAboy and Mary Ann Haines McAboy Stevens.
April 1, 1910
MISS ANNA M'ABOY FOUND DEAD IN BED.
Popular Clinton Young Lady Took Overdose of Strychnine;
Coroner's Verdict that of Suicide.
Miss Anna McABOY, a well known and popular Clinton young lady was found dead in her bed Wednesday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. J. B. STEVENS. The young lady had complained of illness for several days and was not on duty as operator at the telephone exchange, where she had been employed.
Mrs. Stevens called her daughter several times Wednesday morning, but could get no response, and when her son Ben, who works at night, came home, she asked him to awaken Anna. The brother got no answer by rapping on the door and he entered the room. His efforts to arouse his sister by shaking her availed nothing, but he did not realize the young lady was dead. A physician was summoned and it was discovered that the girl had been dead for some time.
The exact cause of death is not known, but it is supposed it was caused by an overdose of strychnine as the physician stated that the death came while the body was in convulsions. This theory is strengthened by the fact that an eight ounce bottle of strychnine, partly empty, was sitting on the dresser beside the bed. The poison had been in the family home for some time for the use in killing rats, and it was not known that Miss McAboy had been using the poison as a medicine.
While the conditions would indicate suicide, the family knows of no reason that would cause the girl to take her own life. While she was occasionally subject to spells of despondency, she appeared in good spirits on Tuesday evening and entertained a number of young friends during the evening and appeared to be in a jovial mood. No message was found from the dead girl to indicate a cause for taking her life.
A coroner's inquest was held and a verdict rendered that death was suicidal, caused by the taking of strychnine.
The deceased was born October 7, 1889 at Forrest, Illinois. Her father, A. J. McABOY, died in this city in 1895 and her mother later remarried J. B. STEVENS, a merchant tailor in this city. She is survived by her mother and five brothers. Lee, of Pittsburg, Kansas; Oliver, Roy, Ben and Arthur, all of this city. She was the youngest child and was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Arthur J. McAboy (1847 - 1895)
Mary Ann Haines Stevens (1855 - 1924)
Oliver James McAboy (1874 - 1937)*
John Roy McAboy (1878 - 1950)*
Ben J. McAboy (1883 - 1950)*
Arthur Jay McAboy (1887 - 1974)*
M Anna McAboy (1889 - 1910)
Maintained by: Debi Austen
Originally Created by: Scotty P
Record added: May 29, 2010
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