Indianapolis, Ind. Oct
During September there were 4,599 births in Indiana, according to the monthly report of the state board of health. Of the total number 2,359 were males and 2,240 were females. the state birth rate was18.17 per cent Colored births totaled 10%. the highest birth rate in the state was in Pulaski county with 9.8 per cent. the lowest was 8.6 in Ripley county.
The total number of deaths during the month, the report shows, was 2,364, the state death rate being 9.6 per cent, a decrease of 1.4 per cent from September, 1918.
There were twenty-seven suicides during September, eighteen being make and nine females. Homicides numbered twelve.
Typhoid fever was the most prevalent infectious disease, but tuberculosis caused the most deaths, 203 in number, the report shows
April 27 William Ray, Negro, 19 years old, was sentenced to be
electrocuted August 5 at the Indiana state prison, by Judge James A.
Collins of criminal court here tonight, when a jury returned a
verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. Ray is said to have
stabbed to death 14 year old Martha Huff, a white girl, on April 19.
The Indiana law provides that the death penalty shall not be
executed until at least 100 days have elapsed after conviction. Ray
will be the first person to die in the electric chair in this state.
April 28, 1920
The Eugene Journal
states that Willie and Emma Seffins [sic;?], brother and sister, and
both young, died recently in Lane county. They were from Indiana, and
on a visit to their uncle, George Belshaw. Their parents live in
Oregon (News article Date: 1870-11-16; Paper; Oregonian
Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
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