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Regan/Reagan Family in Fall River, Bristol Co, MA

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Re: REGAN, REAGAN, O'REGAN, Fall River, Bristol Co, MA

Posted: 26 Mar 2006 6:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'll bet I know the ancestor that was involved.
Using a book called Yesterday in Old River - by Paul Dennis Hoffman

It's probably not one of your male ancestors, but a female ancestor.

Hannah Reagan (Howe) 1848-1924
She was one of two female police officers in 1892, a matron at the Fall River city jail. Lizzie stayed with Hannah at the Fall River City jail, rather than in a regular jail cell because there were no jail cells good enough for a lady of her class.
She actually played a role in the case, because she reported to police that she heard the sisters arguing. She also told the newspapers, I think.
There is more info and a pic in Hoffman's book.
Also, the Borden website, probably also has info.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Maureen Regan 3 May 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Paula Guerena 25 May 1999 12:00PM GMT 
bobathome49 2 Aug 2001 6:37AM GMT 
Rosemary Regan 7 Aug 2001 3:03PM GMT 
jamoniz 26 Mar 2006 1:42PM GMT 
Robert J Squires 26 Mar 2006 6:44PM GMT 
SallyReagan30... 3 Apr 2013 8:50PM GMT 
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