Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tries to take life

This story was published in the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Friday, April 12, 1912.

Mrs. Washnobe, wife of Ira Washnobe, and an unsuccessful attempt at taking her life by jumping into the river near Webster Bros. lumber yard Thursday afternoon. The timely assistance of workmen nearby and the shallowness of the water, however, prevented any fatal results. She gives domestic and financial trouble as her reason for making the attempt. Chief of Police Gage was called and sent the woman home with her son. She declared she would be better off than alive and would try it again when she would make sure work of it.

Mrs. Washnobe and her husband occupy a small shanty near the pest house south of the city and their married life has not been a particularly happy one. They have five children and the husband had been out of work for some time until a short time ago.

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