Scioto County Infirmary

Virginia Belle Burt

“A message received by Judge Beatty brought news of the death of Virginia Belle Burt, a Scioto county patient at the Athens State Hospital, which occurred at that institution today.

The woman was a morphine fiend and for some time prior to her commitment to the hospital last January she was an inmate of the county infirmary.

Robert McDowell, a local relative, on being notified promptly wired instructions to Athens to ship the body here.”1

  1. Virginia Belle Burt. (1911, November 03). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 6.
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