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Margaret Johnson, only daughter of Mary Murphy: found dead in the East River at
age 23 Margaret Johnson, also called Maggie, was a successful seamstress and the
only daughter of Mary Murphy died on November 19 in the East River where she was
spotted floating atop the freezing cold water. The cause of death seems to be
suicide due to a longing case of depression but there are still tests being done
on the body. Because of the poverty Maggie was born into she did not have the
chance to learn how to swim which leads to the thought of her getting
hypothermia once she either jumped or got pushed in the river. Maggie was said
to be a very intelligent young lady who was always very popular around the men.
She was also said to be very dependent and that was clearly seen when she ran
away from home and went straight to a guy friend of hers whose name will not be
released. As soon as they realized their differences she quickly ran back home
to her mother who then rejected her, claiming that she was the "devil."
Earlier in her short, prosperous life Maggie had to deal with the death of both
her baby brother and her father, the one close family member that protected her
in tough times that she often encountered. Margaret Johnson is survived by a
brother Jimmie Johnson and her mother Mary Murphy.
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