Monday, July 28, 2008

Agnes Sent Back Home

New York, 1895

Agnes Josephine McGraw, the 15 year old school girl who ran away from her home in Bay Port with Brakeman John McKenna of the Patchogue express, was taken back to her home on the 11 o'clock train on Saturday. Agnes spent the night at the Hunter's Point police station. Agnes was taken before Justice Ingram, and when she realized her predicament she broke down, and in a written statement charged Brakeman McKenna with inducing her to leave home.

McKenna in the meanwhile surrendered himself at the Hunter's Point police station and declared himself innocent. He said he did not even know the girl's name.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, May 24, 1895, p. 1.

No comments: