Anna M. Palcher LeCompte
born July 18, 1896 - died August 14, 1926
Several weeks ago I wrote about discovering the story of two sisters marrying two brothers. The post, Wedding Wednesday - Sister Wives, garnered quite a bit of interest. I knew the title alone would grab the attention of most readers.
In the post I share how a photograph of the sisters captured my attention immediately. Their lovely hats, demure expressions and quiet dignity fired my imagination.
With additional research the story about one of these sisters came to light. In this article we learn about the tragic death of Anna M. Palcher LeCompte. It goes on to state the cause of death being from benzol poisoning.
Growing up I heard many stories of family and friends contracting diseases from various factories. In fact, I have an ancestor who died from a fatal fall in one of the factories.
Reading this story brings home the dangers workers faced each day.
Baltimore Sun - August 15, 1926