Slain Girl Modest and Quiet, He Says

Slain Girl Modest and QuietAnother in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.

Atlanta Georgian

Monday, April 28th, 1913

Timekeeper at Pencil Factory Declares Mary Phagan Attended Strictly to Her Work.

“She was a quiet and modest little girl,” was the tribute paid Mary Phagan to-day by E. F. Holloway, a timekeeper at the National Pencil Company’s plant.

“I never noticed her talking with any of the employees. She was invariably polite, as though she had been carefully reared in her home. She paid attention strictly to her own work and never was seen conversing with any of the men, so far as I know.

“In fact, I don’t know that she even had any acquaintances with any of the men except in cases where it was necessary as a part of her work. The only man she ever was friendly with is not here now. He was discharged three weeks ago.”

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Atlanta Georgian, April 28th 1913, “Slain Girl Modest and Quiet, He Says,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)