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77 - The Death of Ocey Snead Forgotten Darkness

    • Society & Culture

1909. 24-year-old Oceana Wardlaw Martin Snead is found in a bathtub in a nearly-vacant house in East Orange, New Jersey. The only other inhabitant, her aunt, claims she committed suicide. Was it suicide, murder, or a weird hybrid of the two?
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Opening music from https://filmmusic.io. "Dark Child" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com). License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Closing music by Soma.
 
SOURCES
“Alienists Declare Mrs. Martin Insane.” New York Times, September 21, 1910.
“Back to Jail for Xmas.” Baltimore Sun, December 25, 1909.
“Bathtub Mystery No Murder, She Says,” New York Times, December 2, 1909.
“Chief Justice To Try Women.” New York Times, January 23, 1910.
“Claims Dead Girl Wrote Those Notes.” Buffalo Commercial, December 17, 1909.
“Dead in Bathtub.” Asbury Park Press, November 30, 1909.
“'Death Welcome,' Says Mrs. Martin.” Knoxville (TN) Sentinel, December 16, 1909.
“Declared A Foundling.” Baltimore Sun, December 18, 1909.
“Finds Mrs. Martin Insane.” New York Times, November 19, 1910.
“Fletcher Snead Found.” Baltimore Sun, December 17, 1909.
“Fletcher Snead's Son Will Claim Wardlaw Jewels.” Murfreesboro (TN) News-Journal, January 31, 1930.
“Grand Jury Has Snead Case.” New York Times, December 15, 1909.
“Jesse James' Lawyer Accused.” Kansas City Star, March 6, 1911.
“Jesse James' Lawyer Asks For Freedom.” Wilkes-Barre (PA) Evening News, December 10, 1929.
“Let Me Die, Mother Asks.” Kansas City Star, December 16, 1909.
“May Hold Bathtub Suspects Here.” New York Times, December 5, 1909.
“Miss Wardlaw Dies; Starved Herself.” New York Times, August 12, 1909.
“Miss Wardlaw Near Nervous Collapse.” New York Times, August 6, 1910.
“Mrs. Martin Charged With Snead Murder.” Lancaster (PA) Examiner, December 18, 1909.
“Mrs. Martin in Court.” Baltimore Sun, December 17, 1909.
“Mrs. Martin Fights.” Washington Evening Star, December 23, 1909.
“Mrs. Martin Pleads to Manslaughter.” New York Times, January 10, 1911.
“Mrs. Martin Raves As She is Sentenced.” New York Times, January 24, 1911.
“Mrs. Martin Snead May Be in Virginia.” New York Times, December 10, 1909.
“Mrs. Mary Snead Set Free.” New York Times, February 8, 1911.
“Mrs. Ocey Snead's Mother Dies in N.J. Madhouse.” York (PA) Daily, June 21, 1913.
“Mrs. Snead's Family Full of Fatalities.” New York Times, December 9, 1909.
“Mystery is Deep About the Murder of Ocey Snead.” Washington Times, December 12, 1909.
“Mystery Murder Case Revived By Jewel Discovery.” Chattanooga News, January 31, 1930.
“No Delay in Snead Case.” New York Times, August 13, 1910.“Ocey Snead Murder Case.” Sioux Falls (SD) Argus-Leader, December 16, 1909.
“Ocey Snead Trial April 11.” New York Times, January 30, 1910.
“Ocey Snead Was Drugged.” New York Times, January 21, 1910.
“Physician Finds Mrs. Martin Sane.” New York Times, November 24, 1910.
“Poison Mother Gave Killed Ocey Snead.” New York Times, January 22, 1911.
“Snead Case to Grand Jury To-day.” Wilkes-Barre (PA) Record, December 21, 1909.
“Snead Death Baffles.” Washington Post, December 12, 1909.
“Snead Mystery Complex Tangle.” Indianapolis Star, December 19, 1909.
“Snead's Brother Found.” New York Times, December 10, 1909.
“Starved Herself to Evade Prosecution.” St. Joseph (MO) News-Press, August 12, 1910.
“Stolen Gems Found, Revive Old Mystery.” Oakland Tribune, February 4, 1930.
“Talks of Suicide.” Topeka State Journal, December 16, 1909.
“Thief's Cold Comfort.” York (PA)

1909. 24-year-old Oceana Wardlaw Martin Snead is found in a bathtub in a nearly-vacant house in East Orange, New Jersey. The only other inhabitant, her aunt, claims she committed suicide. Was it suicide, murder, or a weird hybrid of the two?
Podcast Site: https://forgottendarkness.podbean.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDarkness
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agable_fd/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/787544518302500/
Part of the Straight Up Strange Network: https://www.straightupstrange.com/
Opening music from https://filmmusic.io. "Dark Child" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com). License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Closing music by Soma.
 
SOURCES
“Alienists Declare Mrs. Martin Insane.” New York Times, September 21, 1910.
“Back to Jail for Xmas.” Baltimore Sun, December 25, 1909.
“Bathtub Mystery No Murder, She Says,” New York Times, December 2, 1909.
“Chief Justice To Try Women.” New York Times, January 23, 1910.
“Claims Dead Girl Wrote Those Notes.” Buffalo Commercial, December 17, 1909.
“Dead in Bathtub.” Asbury Park Press, November 30, 1909.
“'Death Welcome,' Says Mrs. Martin.” Knoxville (TN) Sentinel, December 16, 1909.
“Declared A Foundling.” Baltimore Sun, December 18, 1909.
“Finds Mrs. Martin Insane.” New York Times, November 19, 1910.
“Fletcher Snead Found.” Baltimore Sun, December 17, 1909.
“Fletcher Snead's Son Will Claim Wardlaw Jewels.” Murfreesboro (TN) News-Journal, January 31, 1930.
“Grand Jury Has Snead Case.” New York Times, December 15, 1909.
“Jesse James' Lawyer Accused.” Kansas City Star, March 6, 1911.
“Jesse James' Lawyer Asks For Freedom.” Wilkes-Barre (PA) Evening News, December 10, 1929.
“Let Me Die, Mother Asks.” Kansas City Star, December 16, 1909.
“May Hold Bathtub Suspects Here.” New York Times, December 5, 1909.
“Miss Wardlaw Dies; Starved Herself.” New York Times, August 12, 1909.
“Miss Wardlaw Near Nervous Collapse.” New York Times, August 6, 1910.
“Mrs. Martin Charged With Snead Murder.” Lancaster (PA) Examiner, December 18, 1909.
“Mrs. Martin in Court.” Baltimore Sun, December 17, 1909.
“Mrs. Martin Fights.” Washington Evening Star, December 23, 1909.
“Mrs. Martin Pleads to Manslaughter.” New York Times, January 10, 1911.
“Mrs. Martin Raves As She is Sentenced.” New York Times, January 24, 1911.
“Mrs. Martin Snead May Be in Virginia.” New York Times, December 10, 1909.
“Mrs. Mary Snead Set Free.” New York Times, February 8, 1911.
“Mrs. Ocey Snead's Mother Dies in N.J. Madhouse.” York (PA) Daily, June 21, 1913.
“Mrs. Snead's Family Full of Fatalities.” New York Times, December 9, 1909.
“Mystery is Deep About the Murder of Ocey Snead.” Washington Times, December 12, 1909.
“Mystery Murder Case Revived By Jewel Discovery.” Chattanooga News, January 31, 1930.
“No Delay in Snead Case.” New York Times, August 13, 1910.“Ocey Snead Murder Case.” Sioux Falls (SD) Argus-Leader, December 16, 1909.
“Ocey Snead Trial April 11.” New York Times, January 30, 1910.
“Ocey Snead Was Drugged.” New York Times, January 21, 1910.
“Physician Finds Mrs. Martin Sane.” New York Times, November 24, 1910.
“Poison Mother Gave Killed Ocey Snead.” New York Times, January 22, 1911.
“Snead Case to Grand Jury To-day.” Wilkes-Barre (PA) Record, December 21, 1909.
“Snead Death Baffles.” Washington Post, December 12, 1909.
“Snead Mystery Complex Tangle.” Indianapolis Star, December 19, 1909.
“Snead's Brother Found.” New York Times, December 10, 1909.
“Starved Herself to Evade Prosecution.” St. Joseph (MO) News-Press, August 12, 1910.
“Stolen Gems Found, Revive Old Mystery.” Oakland Tribune, February 4, 1930.
“Talks of Suicide.” Topeka State Journal, December 16, 1909.
“Thief's Cold Comfort.” York (PA)

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