Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thriller Thursday - Sleepwalking Can Be Dangerous


Charles L. Crippen  Article in the Newark Daily Advocate, Newark , Ohio

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Newark Daily Advocate (Newark, Ohio) 13 December 1889 "Jumped to Death" [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.
Original data: Newark Daily Advocate. Newark, OH, USA. Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper.

Charles L. Crippen, the unfortunate sleepwalker who plunged to his death on 12 December 1889, was my 1st cousin 3 times removed.  He was born in Ohio on 25 September 1869.  Charles’ parents were Lawrence C. Crippen and Lucy Mae Waterman, both from Ohio.  I first discovered the cause of Charles’ untimely death when I found a newspaper article attached to his Findagrave Memorial.  I did a bit more digging and found another newspaper article (above) about poor Charles.  What a tragic death!  Also, I just can’t imagine how terrible Charles’ dad must have felt since he was the one to wake Charles in the first place.

Copyright © Jana Last 2012

8 comments:

  1. OMGness, that's horrible!! Can you imagine?

    Thanks for visiting me Jana, loving your blog!!

    Carrie @ Not Your Mother’s Genealogy
    a.k.a DearMYRTLE’s daughter

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    1. Carrie, I know right? I feel so bad for Charles' dad!

      And thanks for visiting my blog too and for your kind words. I've never done a blog before, so this is a new and learning experience, not to mention fun!

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  2. That's tragic, but it's more a case of sleep-talking, right? And startling upon being awakened, is a trait that I seem to have as well. I am glad I don't sleep near the window.

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    1. This was such a sad, tragic incident! And yes, I'm glad you don't sleep near a window too!

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  3. What a tragic story and the poor father.

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    1. It really is a tragic story. I can't even imagine how that poor father felt. So sad!

      Thanks so much for reading and for your comment! I appreciate it.

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  4. Wow, such a tragedy. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It really was such a tragic event! Thanks for reading and for your comments.

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