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Ewart Mears Checksfield
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1897
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1903
Bunker Hill
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA

From the pages of "The Minneapolis Journal" Dated: 3rd October 1903

Mrs. Ida F.Guller is charged with the murder of Ewart, a 6-year-old son of J. W. Checksfield, by the Macoupin county grand jury.
The act was committed on the evening of
July 27. Mr. Guller, her husband, was
employed by the Union Dairy company
and had Mrs. Guller as assistant. They
were to be replaced by J. W. Checksfield
Aug. 1.
On July 14 Mrs. Guller bought strychnine from a drug store, saying she wanted it for mice and rats at her home. On July
27 as Ewart Checksfield came for his daily portion of milk at the Union Dairy company's office, where the Gullers were employed, Mrs. Guller gave him a piece of candy upon which was placed a quantity of strychnine. He went home and said that Mrs. Guller had given him a stick of candy, that it was bitter and that she told him to eat It right away.
A physician was summoned, but the lad died in convulsions. A postmortem examination was held, and the stomach was
sent to a chemist for analysis, when traces of strychnine were found, which resulted in the arrest of Mrs. Guller as,'the murderess. . .

**Mrs Guller was later a acquitted of the Murder. 
 
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 Parents:
  James William Checksfield (1864 - 1943)
  Rosetta Charlotte Mears Checksfield (1869 - 1903)
 
 Sibling:
  Ewart Mears Checksfield (1897 - 1903)
  James William Checksfield (1916 - 2009)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: I have a map that will help with burial location
 
Burial:
Bunker Hill Cemetery
Bunker Hill
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 1298
 
Created by: SueM
Record added: Nov 06, 2012
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- SueM
 Added: Apr. 27, 2014

- Robert Checksfield
 Added: Apr. 4, 2013

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 Added: Apr. 4, 2013
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