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Harry Rife photograph
Description: Harry Rife of Preble County. Electrocuted January 19, 1910 for the Murder of Mrs. Lydia Gilmore Griswold. Lydia Griswold was employed as the first permanent librarian of the Eaton Library in 1901. According to the news report, Harry Rife, a rejected suitor, shot and killed Griswold in the library in front of her son before attempting to kill himself. The murder was committed on July 8, 1909. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08085
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law; Capital punishment--Ohio
Places: Eaton (Ohio); Preble County (Ohio)