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The Los Angeles Herald
Tuesday, 29 November 1910


Body Found After Two Days in Bathroom - Parents Live in Kansas
SANTA MONICA, Nov. 28. - The body of Miss Jessie Corn was found at noon today in a cottage at 126 Kinney street.  In the opinion of the police the young woman, who was 26 years of age, committed suicide.  Undertaker Kirkelle, who took charge of the body, said the woman had been dead at least two days.  The coroner will hold an inquest.
Miss Corn was a saleswoman.  She came here early in October from Hunnewell, Kas., where her father is a rancher.  October 15 she rented a room at 126 Kinney street.  The landlady came home today after an absence of a week and found the young woman's body in the bath room, which was locked.  Miss Corn, thought to have been despondent because she was unable to obtain employment, used a sharp razor to cut her throat. 

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The Wellington Daily News
Wednesday, 30 November 1910

Jessie Corn

Miss Jessie Corn, whose body was found in an unoccupied house with her throat cut and a razor in her hand in Santa Monica, Cal., Nov. 28, was a resident of Hunnewell until October last having worked there for D.H. Lauderback & Co.  She was a very popular girl and has a host of friends in Hunnewell.  Her friends in Santa Monica say that it was homesickness that caused her to kill herself.  Her body is expected in Hunnewell Dec. 3.  Her father J.T. Corn is one of the substantial farmers east of Hunnewell.

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The Jasper Weekly Courier
27 January 1911

Miss Jessie Corn

News has been received here of the death of Miss Jessie Corn daughter of John Corn, at Santa Monica Cali., on Dec 3, 1910.

She was born and raised in Jasper and left here for Kansas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Corn in the summer of 1884.  She was buried at South Haven, Kansas.  Aged 25 years 4 mo

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