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First woman to die in the electric chair...



Item # 638247

March 20, 1899

THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, March 20, 1899 

* First woman to die in electric chair... 
* Martha Place - 1st report... 


The very top of the front page has a small yet notable report: "Mrs. Place Electrocuted" with a Sing Sing dateline, reading: "Mrs. Martha Place, the murderess, was electrocuted this morning. She was the first woman electrocuted in New York state." Not only that, she was the first woman to die in the electric chair in any state. And this is a same-day report. There is even a Wikipedia page on her (see this hyperlink).
Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, generally nice. Should be handled with care.

Category: Post-Civil War

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