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Bradbury Boggs suicide in ME prison 1859

Bradbury Boggs suicide in ME prison 1859

Posted: 26 May 2012 6:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boggs, Bogs, Fuller
Bradbury Boggs of Warren ME (1812-1859) m.Margaret "Ann" Fuller of Appleton ME(1826-1894) had 7 children.

The 1850 Federal census shows Bradbury living in Warren, Lincoln Co. ME alone with his mother Mary. While Margaret Boggs is found living with her family in Appleton, Waldo Co. ME with their first child Oliver who was born that year.

The 1860 US Federal Mortality schedule for Warren ME shows that Bradbury died in July 1959, cause: "suicide by poison".

I am hoping to find any possible information on why the family lived apart and why Bradbury committed suicide at 47. I cannot seem to locate any newspaper archives for that time. If anyone has any ideas, I'd appreciate that help.


Re: Bradbury Boggs suicide in ME prison 1859

Posted: 27 May 2012 9:34AM GMT
Classification: Cemetery

Re: Bradbury Boggs suicide in ME prison 1859

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 5:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have been looking in the "Bangor Daily Whig" in 1859; do you have a month/date of death? It would narrow my search, I would assume that this would be front page news though.

Re: Bradbury Boggs suicide in ME prison 1859

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 7:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Feb 2013 7:07PM GMT
Surnames: Boggs
Thank you I'd appreciate any help on this!

As the origional post states: The 1860 Federal Mortality Schedule shows he died in July 1859. Originally I thought that the cause of death had been "suicide by poison" though now I am wondering if it says "suicide in prison" its tough to tell with the handwriting. Either way it'd be interesting to discover what the situation may have been.
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