The Minister’s Wife

A fatal dose of strychnine kills a pastor. Was Dolly Gish to blame?

The Rev. Gilbert and Dolly Gish.
The Rev. Gilbert and Dolly Gish. Chicago Tribune, Jan. 4, 1908. Public domain.

Wednesday evening, Dec. 4, 1907, began unremarkably enough for Pastor Gilbert Gish. He spent the early hours at his evangelical church in Chambersburg, Illinois, preaching the gospel to a small, but enthusiastic crowd.

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