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  • wife. A part of the time he has been unkind to her but since their child was born which is now 8 or 10 months old and a fine little boy, he has, it is said, treated her very well. He has been living out on a claim all summer but moved into town a few weeks ago and they have been housekeeping. Yesterday for some trifling circumstance she became angry and when he had gone to his work in the afternoon she hung herself and when found was dead. She... more
    wife. A part of the time he has been unkind to her but since their child was born which is now 8 or 10 months old and a fine little boy, he has, it is said, treated her very well. He has been living out on a claim all summer but moved into town a few weeks ago and they have been housekeeping. Yesterday for some trifling circumstance she became angry and when he had gone to his work in the afternoon she hung herself and when found was dead. She never loved him nor wanted to live with him, had run away several times, but he had followed and brought her back. This time she was beyond his reach. He was left in rather peculiar position, the indians claiming the body to bury among their own people with their own ceremonies and he unwilling to let it go but uncertain whether whites would allow her to be buried in their ground. There was some opposition to it, but they consented, then came the trouble of getting the coffin because she was a squaw, but he got the coffin at last. He... less
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