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Miss Elizabeth Armstrong, 71 years old, an eccentric recluse, died recently in a sanatorium, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, U. S. A., where she was taken alter being found in her, home at the point of starvation. She objected so firmly to being removed that it was necessary to cholroform her. Prior to removal to the sanatorium she had not been outside her dooryard in 25 years. In her home were found 3500 dollars in small bills, a large quantity of provisions which she had hoarded, and hundreds of skeletons of cats, dogs, mice, and other animals.
Her estate is valued at 50,000 dollars. She left no blood relations.
END OF A STARVED RECLUSE. (1912, June 24). Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld. : 1867 - 1919), p. 3. TROVE