|Canton Observer, January 13, 1977 (enlarge)|
An article in the Canton Observer from 1973 showing the effects of the full moon on not only the mentally insane but also the population at large. As was to be expected, mentally ill persons were more likely to experience strange behavior during the peak lunar cycles and Eloise proved to be no exception.
|The Washington Times, July 18, 1908 (enlarge)|
Since this story was from 1908 it's most likely that she was trafficked into some kind of sex industry and not as a housemaid though the papers of the day were sometimes more graphic than they are now.
For some reason the phrase "her brother, Charles Wright, believed to be a piano player in the levee district,..." stuck out the most to me in a story about a guy selling his sister into slavery. Never let a good story get in the way of facts, eh?
|The Daily News, July 21, 1905|