Ellen Agnes “Nellie” <I>Price</I> Kehoe

Ellen Agnes “Nellie” Price Kehoe

Zilwaukee, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 17 May 1927 (aged 51)
Bath, Clinton County, Michigan, USA
Burial Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section M, Lot 3
Memorial ID 7842135 View Source

Bath School Disaster Victim

Nellie was born in Zilwaukee, Michigan, the daughter of Patrick and Mary Ann Price. When her mother passed away, she raised her younger sisters. She then married Andrew Kehoe, who years later became the madman bomber of Bath Consolidated School. He was the school board treasurer and blamed school taxes for his money woes. Always an abusive man, he sank even further into madness and brutally killed Nellie at their home. He left her body in a wheelbarrow by a shed. He then killed all of his animals and blew up his house and barn shortly before the bomb he'd planted at the school went off. After that, he blew up his vehicle among more people, bringing the total people he killed to 45. Nellie had been a good woman, and her devastated family buried her under her maiden name of Price. Nellie's high mass funeral was among the first held. Due to the horrific tragedy, it was a media circus at the time. The officiating priest asked that she and her husband, "be forgiven, for they know not what they do." Nellie had no children of her own. The Bath School Disaster remains the worst attack upon a school in the history of the United States.

Bath School Disaster Memorial Cemetery

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