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Susanna Alrich

Female 1910 - 1936  (25 years)


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  • Name Susanna Alrich 
    Born 9 Jul 1910  Canmage, Samsra, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Interesting killed, show business 
    Misfortune 7 May 1936  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in trapeze performance 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-107900 
    Died 8 May 1936  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I107900  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jul 1910 - Canmage, Samsra, Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in trapeze performance - 7 May 1936 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 May 1936 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Fall Off Trapeze is Fatal to Girl

      Succumbs to Injuries in Hospital After Mishap at Kitchener, Ont.


      Kitchener, Ont., May 8 - (CP - While a crowd of more than 1,000 persons looked on in horror, Sue Alric, a young trapeze artist with the Conklin Shows, plunged 80 feet to the ground last night and died in hospital early today without regaining consciousness. An inquest has been ordered by Dr. J.E. Hett, corner, and will be held Monday.

      Miss Alric was one of four girl aerialists staging a public exhibition, and was performing a "trick" fall as a final part of the act. Hanging by her knees, she was to drop eight feet, then the rope was to tighten. Miss Alric dropped the eight feet, the rope tightened, then the strands parted about four feet above the crossbar. As the crowd gasped, she clung for a moment to the bar, then plunged to the ground.

      Dr. H.F. Leavine, who attended her after she was taken to the hospital, said she appeared to have suffered a fractured spine, head injuries, and lung perforations. J. W. Conkln, owner of the show, said the rope, made of linen, was new when the girls joined the show. It was inspected after every act and was never left out in the rain, he said. In private life Miss Alric was Mrs. Raymond Marian. Her father, Leon Alric, lives n Los Angeles. A new girl is flying north from that city to complete the aerialist troupe.

      Montreal Gazewtte 9 May 1936