A young girl by the name of Elmira Merrifield committed suicide by taking poison, last Saturday, at Sparland, about ten miles above Chillicothe. The cause of her rash act was that she had been deceived by promise of marriage from one John Dixon, and also seduced by him. She was an industrious and hitherto virtuous young woman; worked out for her living and divieded the proceeds of her earnings with her aged mother.
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The Cairo bulletin. (Cairo, Ill.) 1872-1878, February 08, 1874, Image 4