|Cause of Death||Drowned In Detroit River While Mentally Deranged. |
|Emmigration||Bremen, Germany |
|Birth||10 April 1880||Neüffen, Nürtingen, Württemberg, Germany [1, 2]|
|Immigration||24 May 1887||Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA|
|Cemetery||Woodmere Cemetery, Section E, Block 3, Grave 232 [2, 4]|
|Death Notice||May 15, 1905, Detroit Free Press, p. 5|
Made Sure of Ending Life
Mrs. Marie Williams Left Sick Bed to Seek Death
First Cut Her Throat, then Jumped into River
Yesterday Was Anniversary of Her Bab’s Birth.
Leaving her sick bed in the absence of her husband. Mrs. Marie Williams, aged 25, yesterday afternoon ran from her home in the White Car Line shops, on Atwater street, between Joseph Campau avenue and ' Chene street, slashed her throat with a razor and, then plunged headlong into the river. An hour later her body was taken from the river beneath the steamer Greyhound where it had lodged.
Mrs. William’s suicide occurred on the first anniversary of her baby’s birth. She had previously given no sign that she contemplated self-destruction and yesterday, appeared to be in better spirits than usual.
About noon William H. Williams, her husband, who is employed by the White Star Line as a caretaker of the repair shops, shaved himself, leaving the outfit on the kitchen table. Then he took the baby, whose birthday was being celebrated, into the fresh air. The infant laughted and cooed in the warm sunshine and the father was happy in the thought that his wife was improving in health.
When re returned to the house he found her bed empty. He called to her, but received no reply. The house was still and as he started to go toward the river front, he began to realize that something was wrong. Four young men who were working on a yacht in the vicinity, aided him in his search, and Harry Cunningham, 149 Chene street, saw the body beneath the steamer Greyhound. With difficulty it was brought to the surface and then, the desparate efforts of the suffering woman to end her life were learned. A clean cut, made with a razor, marked her throat and her life’s blood stained her night gown.
Coroner Toepel was called and sent the body to Forth & Masch’s undertaking establishment. An inquest will be held. Besides the widower and baby, the deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. Wilhelmina Frank and two brothers and a sister, living at 1178 Twenty-fourth street.
|Residence(s)||1895: Tailoress bds at 212 Eliot?, Detroit, MI|
1900: 307 Merrick Ave, Detroit, MI
1901: 940 Eighteenth Street, Detroit, MI
1905: 680 Atwater East St., Detroit, MI [2, 5, 6]
|Death||14 May 1905||Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA |
|Burial||16 May 1905||Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA |
|Person ID||I301||Lisa's Genealogy|
|Last Modified||12 November 2013|
|Father||Jacob F. Frank, b. 18 November 1839, Mägerkingen, Reutlingen, Württemberg, Germany d. 1 June 1893, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA (Age 53 years)|
|Mother||Maria Wilhelmina Schall, b. 7 December 1842, Neüffen, Nürtingen, Württemberg, Germany d. 10 February 1916, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA (Age 73 years)|
|Marriage||13 April 1869||Neüffen, Nürtingen, Württemberg, Germany [7, 8, 9]|
|Residence(s)||1881: Neuffen, Germany. Living with the Hermann family. |
|Family ID||F14||Family Group Sheet | Family Chart|
|Family/Spouse||William Herbert Williams, b. 22 August 1860, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA d. after 1935 (Age > 76 years)|
|Marriage||31 December 1902||Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA|
|Family ID||F205||Family Group Sheet | Family Chart|
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