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125 Years Ago

Mother Held in Baby’s Death

Herald of Oct. 1, 1896

Musa Madara, daughter of David Madara of Bakers Summit, was arrested by Police Chief James McGraw at the home of a relative in Altoona and was held for the abandonment of her infant child on the front porch of O.J. Fay’s residence. A coroner’s jury found that the child’s death was due to abandonment and neglect. The identity of the father had not yet been determined. The young woman was placed in jail.

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