Mrs. Redpath, Society Leader of Montreal, Dead by Her Own Hand

Special dispatch to The Herald

Montreal June 13.—Mrs. J. J. Redpath, one of Montreal’s society leaders, lies dead in a handsome residence on Sherbrooke street and her son, Clifford Redpath, is lying unconscious in Royal Victoria hospital with a bullet in his brain. About six o’clock the household was startled by the noise of two revolver shots from Mrs. Redpath’s room. On running in the servants were astonished to fins Mrs. Redpath and son lying on the floor both unconscious. Physicians were summoned but Mrs. Redpath died in a few minutes. The son was taken to the hospital in a dying condition. No details of the tragedy are known. Mrs. Redpath has been ill for sometime suffering greatly from insomnia. The surmise is that while temporarily mentally deranged Mrs. Redpath attempted to end her life and in attempting to prevent her the son was shot. The unfortunate lady then completed her undertaking. The affair has caused a painful sensation in society circles.

Source: Unknown, "Mother and Son Shot," The Halifax Morning Herald, June 14, 1901. Notes: PG, 1

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