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Lake George’s latest victim

Miss Grace Truesdale, 31, of Diamond Point on Lake George, was drowned at that place, Thursday afternoon, April 26, 1912 under circumstances that strongly indicate suicide. She had been in poor health since the death of her mother about a year ago and is said to have been subject to spells of despondency.

She lived with her father, Marvin Truesdale in the post office building at Diamond Point. On Thursday afternoon, she left the house saying she was going for a walk and would visit a cousin who lived about a mile from her home. When she did not return in the evening the family became alarmed and telephoned to several of the neighbors but could find no trace of her.

Fearing an accident, a searching party was organized and at 9 o’clock the young woman’s body was found by her brother, Fred E. Truesdale in the lake near a small dock a short distance from the old Truesdale homestead just above the Tremain place on the Bolton Road. The body was lying on the bottom in two feet of water. It is supposed that she wandered to her old home and going out on the dock either fell or stepped off into the water. Her relatives scout the idea of suicide.

Besides her father and brother mentioned, she is survived by another brother, Charles Truesdale and three sisters.

Farm house burned

A farm house owned by S.C. Herrick and occupied by Morgan Geering, about a mile and a half north of the old toll gate house on the Chester Road, caught fire from a defective chimney Friday afternoon, April 27, 1912 and was burned to the ground. Geering saved part of his household effects. The fire spread to the fields and ran rapidly through the dry grass until it was extinguished by the men employed on the state road.

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