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 Darius Van Auken

Darius Van Auken

Birth
Death 18 Jul 1877 (aged 24–25)
Parish, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot Sec 5 Row 4
Memorial ID 19002743 · View Source
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THE MURDER OF VAN AUKEN

THE MOST HORRIBLE CRIME YET - THE WIFE CHARGED WITH THE MURDER

In last week's DEMOCRAT appeared a notice of the supposed murder of Darius Van Auken, and that his wife was charged, with tho crime. Since that time, this woman has been arrested, the body of VanAuken found, a coroner's inquest held and a verdict found. Our reporter has gleaned the following facts in relation to the horrible affair:
About the 16th of July or the first of August, 1877, Darius VanAuken, a farmer living in the town of West Monroe, mysteriously disappeared. It was susjected that he was murdered and at last the wife was arrested, charged with the crime and lodged in Pulaski jail. Subsequently her hired man, Geo. Mandeville, a brother of her first husband, who lived with her, was arrested.

Excerpt Source: The Pulaski Democrat, Sept 1877

Her maiden name was Harriet Bennett, her first husband Jackson Marrdeville, of Ithaca NY
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The trial of Harriet Van Auken and George Mandeville, indicted for the murder of Darius Van Auken, will be held in this village sometime in June.

Source: The Pulaski Democrat, Jan 31, 1878
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Mrs. Van Auken Pleads Guilty to Murder in the Second Degree—The Plea is Accepted and She is Sentenced to State Prison for Life


Source: Oswego Daily Times, June 8, 1878


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The parents say Darius Van Auken was only twenty five years old at the time of his death, and that Harriet Van Auken is now about forty-eight years of age

Except source: The Pulaski Democrat, June 13, 1878

-—Sheriff Low was the escort of Mrs. Van Auken to her permanent residence in Syracuse, on Monday last

source: The Pulaski Democrat, June 13, 1878

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Harriet Bennett Van Auken died in the Onondaga penitentiary of cancer on Oct 26, 1887, where she was sentenced for Darius's murder

Source: The Sandy Creek News, Oct 27, 1887
Son of Peter Van Auken.

Brother of Ira Van Auken


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 19002743
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Darius Van Auken (1852–18 Jul 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19002743, citing Boylston-Sandy Creek Wesleyan Cemetery, Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Oh look, a chicken! (contributor 46868335) .