Daniels, Albert N.
Age: 21, credited to Craftsbury, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1844, Danville, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Montpelier, VT
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MURDER-SUICIDE IN MONTPELIER
Albert N. Daniels, a young man whose parents live in Lyndonville, but who had lately been at work in Montpelier, committed the terrible act of murder and suicide last Friday morning. We give such particulars as we have been able to gather.
Young Daniels was employed in one of the carriage shops in Montpelier and was paying attention to a young lady in the village, to whom he was to be married in a few days. On Thursday he purchased a revolver. And practiced with it to learn if it was alright. Friday morning he called at the house where the girl lived, and she received him at her room, offering him a chair. There was another young lady in the room. Daniels immediately rose from his chair, took his revolver from his pocket, and pointed it at his betrothed She was frightened and asked him what he was going to do, "I am going to shoot you" was his answer. She threw up her hands, and the first shot went through the hand but did not hit the body The second shot struck her in the breast and went through her body. She screamed, turned, and undertook to go down the stairs to the room below, but fell before reaching the foot of the stairs. He fired another shot at her, but it did not hit her when he exclaimed: "I have killed her". Then baring his own bosom he put the fatal weapon to his heart and fell dead. It is not known that he had had any trouble with the lady, and the awful deed must have been done in a fit of insanity. Daniel, s mother died in an insane asylum, and he had manifested signs of insanity for some time past. When he entered the room, the two girls were frightened at his strange looks and appearance. We understand that the young lady lived until Saturday. The body of Daniels was brought home Saturday to his aged father at Lyndonville.
Orleans County Monitor, September 1, 1873
Courtesy of Deanna French.