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Alex Verbias

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Alex Verbias

Birth
Hungary
Death
16 Oct 1930 (aged 24)
Niles, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
Burial
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Born in Bereg Megze Barkaszo, the son of Joseph Verbias and Elizabeth Bogati (Tribit Botciti on his death certificate). The family immigrated to the US from Hungary in 1913.

Alex suffered a bad accident at the age of 12. On the afternoon of June 19th, 1916, he was walking along North Main in a rain shower with his cap pulled low over his eyes. When he attempted to cross the street, he stepped directly in front of a slow-moving roadster driven by W.T. Bell of Youngstown and was hit. He fell to the road, suffering a fractured rib, lacerated scalp, and a bruised knee. A passerby helped pick the boy up and drove Alex to the Niles Dry Goods Store to seek help, followed by Mr. Bell and his wife. Niles police officer Whittaker came along by chance and placed the boy in Mr. Bell’s vehicle. He led the roadster to Dr. Smith’s office where Alex was treated. Mr. Bell could not be blamed for the accident, but he felt quite badly and paid the lad’s medical bill.

His little sister, Amalia "Mollie" Verbias, was murdered in 1921. Alex was held as a suspect, but let go due to lack of evidence against him. He began to act very odd and whenever he spoke of her death, he repeated, "When I die, I'm going to take a lot of people with me."

He married Helen Krivac on May 26th, 1928 in a ceremony performed by Rev. S. Csepke at the Hungarian Presbyterian Church. The bride was dressed in an ornate white satin gown paired with satin slippers and held a bouquet bursting with roses and lilies of the valley. Her bridesmaids wore orange georgette dresses and held arrangements of roses and sweet peas. Following the nuptials, the German Hall hosted the bridal party as well as two hundred guests. Alex and Helen honeymooned in Michigan before returning to Niles to live with Alex’s mother Elizabeth Verbias at her home on Belmont Avenue.

For four years, Alex worked as a cold-roller at a Mahoning Valley steel plant. He proved to be a hard and dependable worker, but outside of the factory, he drank and gambled away his wages. When Helen gave birth to a son, Edward Joseph Verbias, Alex could not provide for his family and Helen left him before Edward's first birthday. She took their son to the home of her parent's, John and Anna Krivac, at 28 West Federal Street.

Alex murdered his mother-in-law, Anna Krivac, and attempted to kill his wife before he turned the gun on himself.
Born in Bereg Megze Barkaszo, the son of Joseph Verbias and Elizabeth Bogati (Tribit Botciti on his death certificate). The family immigrated to the US from Hungary in 1913.

Alex suffered a bad accident at the age of 12. On the afternoon of June 19th, 1916, he was walking along North Main in a rain shower with his cap pulled low over his eyes. When he attempted to cross the street, he stepped directly in front of a slow-moving roadster driven by W.T. Bell of Youngstown and was hit. He fell to the road, suffering a fractured rib, lacerated scalp, and a bruised knee. A passerby helped pick the boy up and drove Alex to the Niles Dry Goods Store to seek help, followed by Mr. Bell and his wife. Niles police officer Whittaker came along by chance and placed the boy in Mr. Bell’s vehicle. He led the roadster to Dr. Smith’s office where Alex was treated. Mr. Bell could not be blamed for the accident, but he felt quite badly and paid the lad’s medical bill.

His little sister, Amalia "Mollie" Verbias, was murdered in 1921. Alex was held as a suspect, but let go due to lack of evidence against him. He began to act very odd and whenever he spoke of her death, he repeated, "When I die, I'm going to take a lot of people with me."

He married Helen Krivac on May 26th, 1928 in a ceremony performed by Rev. S. Csepke at the Hungarian Presbyterian Church. The bride was dressed in an ornate white satin gown paired with satin slippers and held a bouquet bursting with roses and lilies of the valley. Her bridesmaids wore orange georgette dresses and held arrangements of roses and sweet peas. Following the nuptials, the German Hall hosted the bridal party as well as two hundred guests. Alex and Helen honeymooned in Michigan before returning to Niles to live with Alex’s mother Elizabeth Verbias at her home on Belmont Avenue.

For four years, Alex worked as a cold-roller at a Mahoning Valley steel plant. He proved to be a hard and dependable worker, but outside of the factory, he drank and gambled away his wages. When Helen gave birth to a son, Edward Joseph Verbias, Alex could not provide for his family and Helen left him before Edward's first birthday. She took their son to the home of her parent's, John and Anna Krivac, at 28 West Federal Street.

Alex murdered his mother-in-law, Anna Krivac, and attempted to kill his wife before he turned the gun on himself.


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