Girl to Be Buried in Marietta To-morrow

Girl to Be Buried To-morrowAnother in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.

Atlanta Georgian

Monday, April 28th, 1913

Stepfather and Sister to Accompany Body, But Mother May Not Be Able to Go.

The body of murdered Mary Phagan, which has been at the Bloomfield morgue since she was found strangled to death Sunday morning, will be taken to Marietta to-morrow morning at 8:35 o’clock, over the W. & A. Railroad. At noon the funeral services will be held and the body of the child will be laid to rest in the family lot in the Marietta Cemetary.

W. J. Coleman, the girl’s stepfather, and her sister, Miss Ollie Phagan, will accompany the body. The mother of slain child will go also if her health is such that she can make the trip in safety. She has been prostrated since her daughter’s terrible death, and it is hardly probable that physicians will allow her to attend the funeral.

Dr. J. W. Hurt performed an autopsy on the body late this afternoon but refused to make public the result of the examination until the Coroner’s jury meets Wednesday morning.

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Atlanta Georgian, April 28th 1913, “Girl to Be Buried in Marietta To-morrow,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)