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March 26th, 1929

Quoted from original police record: Murder suicide: Wiernich, Mary - Age 32 - Shot to death at 8:28 P.M., 3/26/29, in her home, 1839 So. Wood St., by her husband, Frank Wiernich, during a domestic quarrel over jealousy on his part. Wiernich committed suicide by shooting himself. 23 Dist.

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