Scioto County Infirmary

Belle Wild Dies at the Athens State Hospital

“Probate Judge Beatty received a telegram Thursday morning from Dr. OO Fordyce1 of the Athens Insane Asylum, announcing the death of Mrs. Belle Wild early Thursday morning and asking directions for disposing of the remains.”

“Mrs. Wild had been an inmate of the Scioto county infirmary for some time and was committed to the hospital in Athens the seventh of last February.”2

Ohio Certificate of Death for Belle Wild3

  1. Ora Otis Fordyce
  2. Woman Dead at Athens. (1910, March 10). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 9.
  3. “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), 1910 > 10301-12810 > image 1779 of 3040.