Miss BRADY newborn


Shawano County Journal

Friday, Oct. 14, 1887


TO HIDE HER SHAME, MISS BRADY GIVES BIRTH TO A CHILD AND PLACES IT IN A STOVE TO BURN

DePere, Oct. 8. News of a horrible affair at the Oneida reservation reached here today. About a week ago Miss Brady, a white teacher in what is known as the Union school, gave out that she was sick and in consequence the school would be closed for a time. She went to her room in the upper story of an Indian dwelling and locked herself in, permitting no one to enter. After she had remained there nearly a week the other occupants of the house perceived a strong stench, and yesterday the door was broken open, revealing a horrible state of things. In the stove was the body of an infant, with one leg and part of the head burned off. The mother was also in a precarious condition from the sufferings of childbirth and lack of care and food. It is believed that the child would have been totally consumed had there been sufficient fuel. Miss Brady had taught at Keshena in the Menomonee reservation about two years, and in August was transferred to Oneida. She is at present under the care of a couple of squaws, and if she recovers will doubtless be arrested. As stated above, Miss Brady taught in the government school at Keshena, and was well known in Shawano. - Her intimacy with a young half-breed residing at Keshena, and supposed father of her child, was common talk for months, and it is believed was the cause of her transference to Oneida. Her terrible crime is said to have nearly heart-broken her parents, who are highly respected residents of Clintonville.