Starving, God bless my child and its mother. None better ever lived


June 1, 1892
An alarming epidemic of suicide at present exists in Liverpool, inquests taking place daily on the bodies of persons who have destroyed themselves. This morning a portion of a man’s clothing was found near the landing stage, and in one of the pockets was a paper with the word, “Starving, God bless my child and its mother. None better ever lived. – C.” The body, which has not been found, is believed to have drifted down the Mersey with the strong tide.
(Manchester Evening News: June 1, 1892)

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.