Widow's Imprisonment

Alice Keegan, Titanic widow, summoned for neglecting her five children

Hampshire Advertiser

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At the Southampton Police Court, on Monday. Alice Keegan, Titanic widow, living in Endle-street, was summoned by Inspector Connell, of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, for neglecting her five children, under the age of sixteen, in a manner likely to cause them unnecessary suffering and injury to their health. She-had been receiving from the Titanic Fund and other sources about £3 a week, and yet her children and house were in a most dirty condition.—Dr. W. P. O’Meara spoke to the exceedingly dirty condition of the rooms and the children, and the Bench sentenced defendant to three months’ imprisonment, directing her to be relieved of the custody of the children.

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James Keegan

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Southampton, Hampshire, England

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2018) Widow's Imprisonment (Hampshire Advertiser, Saturday 9th March 1918, ref: #20241, published 23 January 2018, generated 28th July 2021 06:20:57 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/widows-imprisonment-20241.html