Saturday, November 24, 2007

Employee, 69, Stricken at Death News

As reported in the Bangor Daily News, March 19, 1965

The Bangor House was the scene Thursday of two tragic events.

Miss Sara “Sadie” Bell, 69, employed for more than 30 years at the well known hotel, was admitted to the Eastern Maine General Hospital at 5 p.m. suffering from a heart ailment, hospital attaches said. Miss Bell was stricken after learning of the death, apparently by strangulation, of Mrs. Effie MacDonald, 54-year-old hotel chambermaid.

Miss Bell was operating the switchboard at the hotel at the time Mrs. MacDonald’s body was found.

“She was terribly upset about the tragedy, as we all were,” another hotel employee said.

Hospital attaches said Miss Bell’s name had been placed on the danger list.
SOURCE: Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine, March 19, 1965

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