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The White-Spotted Woman: Suspicious Death of Kate Slifer 1903

Victim Kate Poleen Slifer 21 year-old Farm Wife 1882-1903 Death Scene and Date Henry and Amanda Slifer Farm Melrose Township Grundy County, Iowa December 19, 1903 Cause of Death: Chloroform __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written May 2014 Kate Rodd and … Continue reading

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Note in the Stocking: Murder of Kate Slifer 1903

Murder Victim Kate Poleen Rodd Slifer 1882-1903 Murder Scene and Date Montrose Township Whitten, Iowa Hardin County December 19, 1903 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers July 2012 The story had all the ingredients of a Gothic novel. A beautiful young bride … Continue reading

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