Category Archives: Niagara Falls

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When I was a kid, I heard the story of my grandfather’s aunt Isabella Norvell Miller Keith, who in a bout of postpartum depression, of course they didn’t call it that then, supposedly had committed suicide at Niagara Falls. That … Continue reading

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At the Roycroft

About 1904, my grandfather , Hamilton Redfield Norvell and his family moved to South Wales, New York. He had taken a new position as one of the chief printers at the Roycroft in East Aurora.   Hamilton came from a … Continue reading

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Suicide at Niagara Falls II — Did she do it?

In the wake of initial reports of Isabella Norvell Miller’s death, the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser reported “A lady, answering to the description of Mrs. Miller, left this city for the east in the express train yesterday morning, and that there … Continue reading

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Suicide at Niagara Falls ….

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