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Lizzie Borden born in Fall River, Massachusetts

07/19/1860
Elizabeth Andrew Borden was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the daughter of a prominent local businessman and his first wife.  On August 4, 1892, her father and his second wife were found murdered and mutilated with ax wounds. Lizzie Borden was charged with both murders but was acquitted in a trial followed across the nation in June 1893.  The case was never solved and Lizzie Borden died in Fall River on June 1, 1927.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Robert McHenry (editor), Famous American Women: a biographical dictionary from colonial times to the present (Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1983), 46. 

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