Aurore!  The Mystery of the Martyred Child

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Le Soleil, February 14, 1920, p. 27


(From the correspondent of Le Soleil)

Ste. Philomène, County of Lotbinière — Coroner Jolicoeur came here to hold an inquest into the death of a ten-year-old girl named Aurore Gagnon.

The jurors rendered a verdict of death by generalised poisoning, either by septicemia or by some other cause that only further analysis can determine.

The witnesses heard at the inquest were Télesphore Gagnon, the father; twelve-year-old Marie-Jeanne Gagnon, the sister of the deceased; Exilda Auger, the wife of Arcadius Lemay; Arcadius Lemay; Alphonse Chandonnet; Dr. Alb. Marois; and Dr. Lafond.

The jurors were Achille Laquerre, Josephat Auger, Louis Laliberté, Ovide Demers, L.-S. Laquerre, and Casimir Chénard.

Source: Correspondant Le Soleil, "Mort étrange à Lotbinière," Le Soleil (Québec), February 14, 1920.

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