Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Eva Gildersleeve Lost Her Hair

New York, 1895

Eva Gildersleeve, 13 years old, was on the highway leading to Mt. Sinai, when, according to her story, a man sprang out from the roadside, and catching hold of her braid of hair, drew a keen knife across it and quickly made his escape with the trophy.

Note: There's a later clipping on this story about Eva.

Robbed Two Houses

Burglars entered the residence of Charles E. Meyers at Hempstead Friday morning, and also the residence of Dr. Gautier. In the first house they obtained a gold watch, silver plate and money worth $550. In the Gautier residence a $350 gun, clothing and other articles were taken.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, Feb. 8, 1895, p. 1.

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