19 October 2009

Serial Murders By Poison In Michigan

From the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Wednesday, January 30, 1929:

Edward Fogle, Emma Fogle and Charles Dumaw were living on Utah Street in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, for the 1920 Census.

The New York Times offered this:

LINK DEATHS OF SEVEN TO WOMAN AS POISONER; Flint (Mich.) Police Hold Mrs. Fogle, Housekeeper, Who Got Many Bequests.
Special to The New York Times.
January 27, 1929, Sunday

FLINT, Mich., Jan. 26.--Disinterment of the body of Charles Dumaw who died May 11, 1923, was ordered late today by State authorities as the latest development of a "whole ... [Note: That is all that is available without purchasing the article]

Edward & Emma Fogle were living in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan, for the 1900 Census; they had been married 6 years and had no children.

In 1910 The Fogles were living in Gratiot County, Michigan, with a boarder, Levi Millard. Levi Millard died in 1916 "positive diagnosis not made - symptoms indicated malignant disease...".

Thomas F. Loree died , possibly at the hand of Mrs. Fogle in December of 1928, according to the article above.

In 1916 Thomas F. Loree married Mrs. J. W. (Leah) Loree (probably the widow of his brother, James W. Loree). Thomas Loree & James W. Loree were named as the children of James & Rachael (Williams) Loree; Thomas on his marriage record and James on his death record. James & Leah Loree had a daughter, Mary, who married Ever Anderson in 1922 in Genesee Co., Michigan. Leah Loree died in 1923. Ever Anderson (assuming it's the same person) married Lillian Vining in 1926 in Genesee County, Michigan, so perhaps Mary (Loree) Anderson died before 1926. It appears as though Thomas did not have any living heirs at the time of his death. (I wondered why he bequeathed property to Mrs. Fogle).

Edward & Emma Fogle were arrested but were they convicted? Were they sent to prison? I don't know.

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