|The South Lyon Herald, July 2, 1936|
The purpose of this blog is not to write the history of Eloise -- as others have already done with more expertise than I ever could -- but rather to create a repository for written material concerning patients, staff, administrators and the hospital (in its various forms) itself, along with photographs and other ephemera.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
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|The South Lyon Herald, November 30, 1939|
While incarcerated he helped organize a failed "Dynamite Plot" that would have allowed for a mass escape before finally escaping on his own with the help of a jailer, Captain Gill, the night shift commander whom Latimer had convinced that he knew where a hidden treasure was buried and would share the fortune with for his aid in escaping the penitentiary. The sensational plot worked and earned Latimer his desired freedom but carelessness resulted in capture after just one day on the run.
After winning clemency in 1939 he was released and given a job at a Ford plant. But a combination of sickness and an inability to function in society led to a trip to the poorhouse at Eloise where he lived out the duration of his life, dying in 1945 at the age of 80.
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|The South Lyon Herald, October 13, 1938|
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Friday, February 14, 2014
|Canton Observer, October 2, 2011 (enlarge)|
It wasn't until 2011 that Stevens would get his rightful recognition as a veteran. Historians from the Plymouth Historical Museum, while working for the groups annual cemetery walk, discovered the fact of his unmarked grave and put in a request to the Veterans Administration. A full ceremony and unveiling of the headstone took place October 19 of that same year.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
|The Lewiston Daily Sun, May 31, 1944|
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|Ann Arbor Argus-Democrat, November 11, 1898|
Or, it could simply be a grammatical error since they obviously didn't know how to spell trolley in Ann Arbor in the late 1800s. Better yet, maybe Miss Bennett was a troll among trolls at a college called Normal. For the uninitiated, that's the name Eastern Michigan University went by before becoming true EMU.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
|The Daily Times, August 17, 1942|
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