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Lizzie Borden Dateline: November

23 Nov

Update: All the booklets indicated below have been accounted for, i.e., will be mailed per your email requests. Please no more emails. :)

Also: Under the “Here it is Again” category (don’t bother looking to the right because its not really one of my categories) another purported Lizzie photo on eBay. It is NOT Lizzie. It was shopped around 2-3 years ago by Dan Dunn collectibles in Newport, RI but determined not to be Lizzie by several qualified people. Check it out here.


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Lizzie may have sought privacy immediately after her acquittal in New Bedford’s Superior Court on June 20, 1893 when she was declared “Not Guilty”, but she was destined not to have it in her lifetime in Fall River OR after her death.

Much of the tourism of Fall River is attributed to the multitudes who flock there simply to see the “murder house”, her gravesite at Oak Grove Cemetery, “Maplecroft”, and artifacts at the Fall River Historical Society, which is a shame because the city has so much more to offer in its history. But it is Lizzie Borden – whose name might as well be on a huge, flashing, neon marquee at the end of the Braga Bridge – ever privacy-resistant, enduring and forever the best damn true crime murder mystery in America.

“I realize that I can never be light-hearted again.”
– Lizzie Borden

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Contributing to the Bordenia chronicles, here is a sampling of Fall River & Borden case-related events in the month of November extracted from a little 32-page booklet I created and printed in color codes, spiral bound with black coil and plastic cover. It tracks Fall River history and the Borden case and legacy from 1612 to 2007. I have several I’m giving away for free. Just email me at phaye@npgcable.com if you’d like one. First come, first serve. Postage is $4.00.

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November 5, 1824 Twins, Lurana and Charlotte Borden, sisters of Andrew Borden, are born in Fall River.
November 7, 1850 Melvin O. Adams is born in Ashburnham, Ma.
Nov. 23, 1854 Abraham Borden marries second wife BeBe Wilmarth, Andrew’s stepmother. (AJB is 32 years old).
November 12, 1867 Niantic Thread Mill, at the corner of Division and Mulberry Streets, Loss: $50,000.
November 9, 1874 Grace Hartley born, Lizzie’s cousin and later to become wife of Louis McHenry Howe. (Lizzie is 14)
November 2, 1875 Fire wipes out the Massasoit Cotton Mill owned by Nathan Durfee. Loss: $150,000
November 2, 1877 Fire at Border City Mill #1 reduces it to ruins.
November 1889 Dr. William A. Dolan appointed V.P. of Fall River Medical Society.
November, 1889 Grace Hartley marries Louis McHenry Howe in Vermont (6 months before Lizzie’s Grand Tour)
November 20, 1889 Fall River Medical Society formed.
Nov/Dec 1889 Bridgett Sullivan starts working for the Bordens.
November 1889 Dr. William A. Dolan appointed V.P. of Fall River Medical Society.
November 1, 1890 Lizzie returns from Grand Tour to Boston on S.S. Scythia.
November 11, 1890 Reception at Central Congr. Church for Lizzie and Anna & Carrie Borden on return from Grand Tour.
November 14, 1890 Hosea Knowlton prosecutes Jerome Brisebois for manslaughter; Andrew Jennings defends.
November 24, 1892 Moulton Bachelder submits his “sanity” investigation to District Attorney Knowlton.
November 24, 1892 Investigation by prosecuting attorneys concludes no evidence of insanity attributed to Lizzie.
November 11, 1916 Jane Baker dies at 89 years, 2nd wife of Oliver Gray, and Abby Borden’s stepmother.
November 7-21, 1892 Grand Jury convened in Taunton.
November 8, 1892 U.S. Presidential Election: Cleveland defeats Harrison.
November 15, 1892 Professor Edward Wood testifies at Grand Jury hearing in Taunton,
November 18, 1892 Grand Jury considers Borden case.
November 21, 1892 Grand Jury adjourns taking no action.
November 24, 1892 Moulton Bachelder submits his “sanity” investigation to District Attorney Knowlton.
November 24, 1892 Investigation by prosecuting attorneys concludes no evidence of insanity attributed to Lizzie.
November 2, 1894 Abby’s estate of approximately $1,500 is distributed to family members.
November, 1894 Hosea Knowlton becomes Attorney General of Massachusetts.
November 26, 1897 Lizzie buys small house north side of French Street and has it moved to install gardens.
November 2, 1898 The 12 male jury members of Borden Trial hold reunion at Revere House in Boston, Ma.
November 20, 1920 Emma Borden signs her Last Will & Testament.
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Posted by on November 23, 2007 in Collectibles, Fall River History

 

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