The Genealogy Anti-Blog
Addie and Enoch Fargo went to the expense of hiring a
photographer and proudly posed for this photo after Enoch
pushed Addie down a flight of stairs onto her face, and
beat her with a stick as wide as his thumb.
Her lip appears swollen, her nose is crooked, and her
hair and eyebrows seem to be receding (evidence of arsenic poisoning) in this poor
quality (and retouched) photo.
TRUTH #8: The owner of this photo admits it was
overexposed and faded, and the dark areas only became visible with
heavy darkening and contrasting in Photoshop. This causes
the light areas in her hairline and eyebrows to fade (recede)
even more. The effects of this "receding" are more evident
on Enoch in the above photo, than on Addie. His hair, eyebrows, and
mustache are almost gone. Was Enoch being poisoned, too?
Enoch Fargo censored Addie's mail, hiding letters from
her sister and refusing Addie any contact with the
outside world. If given the opportunity, she would have
called out for help.
EVIDENCE: None (submitted as personal opinion)
TRUTH #9: While Enoch was occupied with his
business and running the farm, Addie was out socializing
with her women's groups. She and 14 friends formed a new
chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution for their town.
Addie was elected Regent and undoubtedly spent many months having meetings and helping members collect
documentation. The chapter was granted a charter by the DAR a month
before Addie died. She did a lot of hard work for someone
locked in a tower. Addie even contacted the local paper two
weeks later to promote her new chapter:
Waukesha Freeman, 30 May 1901 - "By the strenuous
effort of Mrs. E. J. Fargo, a chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution has been organized here, the
object of which is to perpetuate the memory of the
spirit of the men and women who achieved American
Independence. The chapter organized with sixteen charter
members and was christened 'Tyranena Chapter, D. A. R.'
on Saturday last, May 18, 1901."
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