Posted by sfgenealogy on Saturday, August 01, 2009 at 14:10:59 :
HYLTON--SUPPOSED INFANTICIDE -- The San Francisco 'Times' of May 13th says: T. O'BRIEN, by order of Coroner LETTERMAN, visited Petaluma yesterday and brought to the city the body of an infant child which had died here under mysterious circumstances. The child was the daughter of
Mrs. HYLTON. It was about 2 months old. Mrs. HYLTON resided somewhere on Stockton street. It is reported that at 6 o'clock last Sunday
evening the child was in good health. At a later hour in the evening it was heard to cry by the neighbors. Between 12 & 1 o'clock at night Mrs. HYLTON informed some of the neighboring women that it was dead. On
examining the body they found it to be cold and stiff. It is said there was some marks of violence about the head or neck. The Coroner on learning these facts, took steps to postpone the burial of the child until an investigation could be had, but found that the remains of the child had been sent to Petaluma for interment.
Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 May 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
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