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Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] O'Leary,Wilkinson,Tebutt,Fera
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 06:32:58 EST
Saturday September13,2008 TroyRecord Article100 years agoSunday Sept 13,1908
"Michael J. King O'Leary and his wife's bodies are found in an apparent
murder suicide at Troy's toll gate house.Mrs O'leary is seated in a chair shot in
the eye and her husband is on the floor shot behind the ear,with powder
burns in his mouth. O'Leary ran a saloon in Albany on Washington Avenue until
last year when he was stripped of his liquor license.They live at 21 Spruce
Street.The 'King' showed signs of mental trouble before the saloon closed. He
reported to the Albany police several times that he was robbed, once of a few
hundred dollars worth of jewelry,but later told police he found the jewelry
behind the bar.Most recently the O'Leary's had spent a lot of time at the toll
gate house with H.A.Wilkinson , a brother in law,whose been ill recently.
Wilkinson's wife, sister of Michael O'Leary, says she heard her brother pleading
with his wife to let him have the revolver and later heard shots whereupon
she rushed to the kitchen and found the bodies.The O'Leary's are taken to M.
Tebutt & Sons undertaking parlor on North Pearl Street."
Picture of the day 1952 Marie Antoinette and Nicole Fera of Troy celebrate
their 50th wedding anniversary
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