Mary Ann <I>Levers</I> Laros

Mary Ann Levers Laros

Death 1 Jun 1876 (aged 51)
Burial Stockertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 6989166 · 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.

Here is the link to a Google book that mentions the "Laros case" as a "famous case" trying to link epilepsy to an insanity defense.

Contributed by Greg Campbell (#47364311).

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Gravesite Details d/o George Washington Levers & Mary Schweitzer




  • Created by: Rich H.
  • Added: 5 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6989166
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Levers Laros (25 Aug 1824–1 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6989166, citing Forks Cemetery, Stockertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rich H. (contributor 46489213) .