Van Buren Co MI



Paw Paw, Mich., April 10 (1913)
A coroner's jury which investigated the deaths of Mrs. A. G. Six and her daughter, Dorothy, whose bodies were found in the ruins of their home at Lawrence, February 6, returned a verdict that both women died from the effects of poison administered by Mrs. Six's husband, Dr. A. G. Six, a prominent country physician, while he was temporarily insane.
On March 11, Dr. Six committed suicide in his office. He left a letter in which he declared that his action was prompted by the unjust suspicion directed against him charging him with burning his home and the finding of the bodies of his wife and daughter.
After the suicide, the authorities called in experts who exhumed the bodies of Miss and Mrs. Six.
Transcribed and Contributed by Dale Donlon from The Oklahoman April 11, 1913

Lawton, Van Buren, MI - Mrs. Parker, of Lawton, while in a fit of insanity, caused by sickness, and the cruel desertion of her husband, set fire to her house on the 20th, which was consumed entire.
[Alpena Argus (Alpena, MI) June 29, 1871, page 2; transcribed by RL]