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The tragic story of Georgie Melber

Murder of Schenectady boy 100 years ago this month generated sensational headlines

The Gazette from Jan. 14, 1911.
The Gazette from Jan. 14, 1911.
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Until recently, Patricia Kelly Smith had never heard of Edith Gibeau Melber and her son George. One hundred years ago this month, just about everyone in Schenectady knew about the Melbers and their tragic story. Edith Melber was 23 in 1911, a widow with a 5-year-old boy. She was described as a pretty young woman in the newspapers, “jaunty and self-possessed,” someone who dressed well in public. There didn’t seem to be much room in ...

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January 2, 2011
1:47 p.m.

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I think its very interesting when these older history stories are brought back. Good Job Jeff!