Playful Girl With Not a Bad Thought

Playful Girl with Not a Bad ThoughtAnother in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.

Atlanta Georgian

Monday, April 28th, 1913

“She was just a little, playful girl, without a bad thought in her mind, and she has been made the victim of the blackest crime that can be perpetuated,” was the bitter denunciation of the assailant of Mary Phagan by her uncle, D. R. Benton, yesterday.

Mary and her mother lived with Mr. Benton at his home near Marietta for several years following the death of Mr. Phagan. Then Mary’s mother married J. W. Coleman and the family moved from Marietta to East Point about 1907. Twelve months ago they moved to their little home in Atlanta.

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Atlanta Georgian, April 28th 1913, “Playful Girl With Not a Bad Thought,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)