The following article comes from the New York Sun, September 20, 1907.
HAUNTED BY WIFE’S GHOST.
Appeal of Man Who Wants to Take Her Body From Potter’s Field.
NEW YORK – Explaining that for two years he had been haunted by his wife’s ghost, John Crane, a laborer, of 261 East 71st street, yesterday appealed to Coroner Harburger to assist him. His wife committed suicide In 1905 by jumping into the East River.
When the body was recovered, Crane was sent for, but he denied knowing the woman. He told Coroner Harburger that he had refused to make the identification, owing to the gossip of his neighbors, who had said he was really glad to get rid of his wife because he wanted to marry a younger woman.