Monday, August 6, 2012

Woman’s Spell Brings Drowning

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Wednesday, August 4, 1937. The body of Mrs. Hester Dukett, 2125 ST. Aubins St. Detroit, was recovered from the Huron River neat the Edison plant at Superior by Sheriff’s officers Tuesday afternoon shortly after they had received report of her drowning. Mrs. Dukett was on a fishing party with her son, Thornley Hester, who had gone to sleep. Others nearby said Mrs. Dukett, who is reported by her son as being “subject to spells” suddenly got up and walked straight into the river where she went under and was not seen again alive. County Coroner Dr. Edwin C. Ganzhorn ordered the body removed to Staffan Funeral Home.

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