Martin Laros

Martin Laros

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Death 1 Jun 1876 (aged 57)
Burial Stockertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 6569510 · View Source
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Poisoned in the evening of 31 May 1876 by their son, Allen C Laros. Allen put "a large amount of arsenic in the family coffee pot" and poisoned his father, mother, and a hired hand - all of whom died. His parents apparently died the next day - as their stones say 1 June 1876. I don't know the name of the hired man or what day he died.

The link below says he also poisoned "four brothers & sisters", and a "young grandchild of his parents". These five poisoning victims apparently survived. Two children of the poisoned Laros parents are shown in FindAGrave - with much later death dates.

Contributed by Greg Campbell (#47364311).


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  • Created by: Rich H.
  • Added: 2 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6569510
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Laros (1 Feb 1819–1 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6569510, citing Forks Cemetery, Stockertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rich H. (contributor 46489213) .