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Subject: ARCHIVE: June 1, 1927 ~Lizzie Borden, New England woman who made infamy when accused, arrested and inevitably acquitted of the hachet murders of her father and stepmother, later living her days in the same town where she was accused, until her death at age 66, just days before her sister's death. ...


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"Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks...When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one!"
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Date Posted: Saturday, June 01, 01:13:45pm


Lizzie Borden
[ Lizzie Andrew Borden ]
(July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927)


American woman who garnered notoriety as the main suspect in the August 4, 1892 axe murders of
her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Borden was tried and acquitted of the murders. …


The case was a cause célèbre and received widespread newspaper coverage throughout the United States. Following her release from jail, where she was held during the trial, Borden chose to remain a resident of Fall River despite facing ostracism from the other residents. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts elected not to charge anyone else with the murder of Andrew and Abby Borden. Even though the crimes occurred 127 years ago, speculation about the crimes still continues. She spent the remainder of her life in Fall River before dying of pneumonia, aged 66, just days before the death of her sister, Emma.

Borden and her association with the murders has remained a topic in American popular culture mythology into the 21st century, and she has been depicted in various films, theatrical productions, literary works, and folk rhymes. The case was memorialized in a popular skipping-rope rhyme sung to the tune of the then-popular song Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay. Folklore says that the rhyme was made up by an anonymous writer as a tune to sell newspapers. Others attribute it to the ubiquitous, but anonymous, "Mother Goose". In reality, Borden's stepmother suffered eighteen or nineteen blows; her father suffered eleven blows. ...

"Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one."


Lear MORE of the infamous life of Lizzie Borden …
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/115/lizzie-borden

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