Thomas Lawson Lindley, Barber County, Kansas Barber County, Kansas.  

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The Barber County Index, October 22, 1902.

Poison In Milk

Thomas Lawson Lindley, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Lindley, died on Sunday October 9, 1902, from the effect of drinking poisoned milk. The child was 1 year, 8 months and 13 days old.

This is a very peculiar case. The entire family was taken sick from the effects of using the milk from their own cow. Another child came near dying, and Mr. and Mrs. Osborne's child was also very sick from the same cause, as they get their milk from Mrs. Lindley.

The supposition is that the cow had eaten something that poisoned the milk. No other hypothesis can be assigned as the family always handle the milk with extra precaution.

Funeral services were held on Monday conducted by Rev. L. M. Belden. This is the second child Mr. and Mrs. Lindley have lost recently and their sorrow and grief is beyond what words convey. The suddenness with which it happened makes it doubly sad.

We sympathize deeply with them in the loss of their little ones.


  • Adaline LINDLEY, sister of T.L. Lindley.

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