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Ethel Geller
Ethel Geller
Background information
Occupation Newspaper vendor
Born ca. 1885
Died

May 16, 1930(1930-05-16) (aged 44)

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date May 6, 1930
Location(s) Columbus, Ohio, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 7
Weapon(s) .22-caliber revolver

Ethel Geller was an American newspaper vendor who killed seven of her children in Columbus, Ohio, United States on May 6, 1930, before committing suicide.

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VictimsEdit

  • Eldon Geller, 19, her son
  • Elaine Yeldem, 10, her daughter
  • Eleanor Yeldem, 9, her daughter
  • Byron Yeldem, 8, her son
  • Wayne Yeldem, 7, her son
  • Alan Yeldem, 3, her son
  • Alice Yeldem, 3, her daughter

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kills seven children, then shoots herself, The New York Times (May 7, 1930)
  2. Faced by poverty, mother sends bullets into hearts of seven of her children, The Evening Independent (May 7, 1930)
  3. Ohio mother kills 7 children in bed, The Sandusky Register (May 7, 1930)
  4. Mother who killed seven children dies, Chicago Daily Tribune (May 17, 1930)
  5. Wearied of trying, woman takes lives of her 7 children, Ottawa Citizen (May 7, 1930)
  6. Kills seven children as they sleep, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (May 7, 1930)
  7. Mother shoots seven children, wounds herself, The Tuscaloosa News (May 7, 1930)
  8. Mother has photo taken, kills 7, The Pittsburgh Press (May 7, 1930)
  9. Frantic mother kills children; insane, belief, St. Petersburg Times (May 16, 1930)
  10. Mother shoots her 7 children, The Idaho Falls Post (May 7, 1930)
  11. Mother kills 7 of her 10 children, wounds self, Painesville Telegraph (May 7, 1930)
  12. Mother kills 7 children, The Portsmouth Times (May 7, 1930)
  13. Mother has children's picture taken - kills seven, The Portsmouth Times (May 8, 1930)
  14. Mother slays seven, suicide try is futile, The Toledo News-Bee (May 7, 1930)
  15. Mother kills seven children, Youngstown Vindicator (May 7, 1930)
  16. Woman, killer of 7, succumbs, The Southeast Missourian (May 16, 1930)
  17. Mother, killer of 7, dies of bullet wound, Youngstown Vindicator (May 16, 1930)
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  24. [fultonhistory.com/Newspapers 23/Elmira NY Star Gazette/Elmira NY Star Gazette 1930/Elmira NY Star Gazette 1930 - 2556.pdf], [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  25. Inside story of Ohio's prison holocaust, [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  26. Mother slays 7 children, The Southeast Missourian (May 9, 1930)
  27. Mother slays seven children, The Milwaukee Journal (May 7, 1930)
  28. Woman kills 7 children; wounds self, The Southeast Missourian (May 7, 1930)
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