Obits For The Harris Surname From 
Tate County, Mississippi

June 3, 1881 LOCAL NEWS

We have just learned that MRS. HARRIS, of Marshall County, near our county line committed suicide, last week by hanging. The circumstances as we learn them are as follows; Every one was away from home on that morning, and on MR. HARRIS coming home to dinner he missed his wife, and on making a hunt he found her hanging to a dogwood tree. It appears that she had torn up some new calico, made a rope out of it, and climbing up the tree attached it to a limb and swung herself into eternity. The reason for this rash act was continued ill health.

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Tate County Coordinators: Syble Embrey & Marie Carlton

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