Deposition of Mary Hastings O’Connor, February 1880

[ Side View of the Donnelly Home (Constructed by Ray Fazakas), Thanks to Ray Fazakas for permitting the Project to photograph the model of the Donnelly home he created.  Photograph Copyright Great Unsolved Canadian Mysteries Project , Jennifer Pettit,   ]MARY HASTINGS O’CONNOR. — I am the mother of Johnny O’Connor; I recollect the day after the murder; […] I asked him how he escaped? He said, O, ma, I got under the bed; she said, did they see you under the bed? he said, if they did I’m sure I’d have been killed; I was shaking, and I did not like to listen to it: he went to the Village with his father afterwards: […] he would not tell me when I asked him the names: he said he was afraid of their killing him: […]

Source: Public Archives of Ontario, Irving Fonds, F1027, 82 80, MS6500, Unknown, Deposition of Mary Hastings O’Connor, February 31, 1880.

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