The Dead Were Once Someone Too is a blog designed to help remember the stories and people from years ago. It transcribes stories from newspapers that aren't already in the hopes of making those stories and the people involved searchable for researchers. This blog primarily focuses on the Brockton Daily Enterprise and The Brockton Times, both papers based out of Brockton, Massachusetts as well as cemeteries in and around the Brockton area.
Thursday, 22 December 2016
Thriller Thursday: Roxbury Negress Stabbed to Death
Brockton Daily Enterprise Tuesday, January 23, 1945 Page Two Roxbury Negress Stabbed to Death
BOSTON, Jan. 23.―(UP)―A 22-year-old Roxbury negress was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife in her apartment early to-day, and police later seized another negress who allegedly admitted the slaying.
The victim, Mrs. Effie Barber, and her assailant allegedly were talking with two sailors in the apartment when the stabbing occurred. The suspect, a 23-year-old Roxbury woman, is being held as a suspicious person. Police are also questioning the two sailors.