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January 15th, 1916

Quoted from original police record: Murder suicide: Baird, Caroline - Age 10 - Shot dead at 6541 Woodlawn Ave., (home) by his father Sergeant Harry P. Baird who also killed his son Rodney and himself "while temporarily insane." 12 Pct.

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