Coroner's Jury Verdict, on the death of Fannie Sellins, September 26, 1919.
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Fannie Sellins Verdict, Filed September 26, 1919

Credit: AIS 82:7 Records of the Allegheny County Coroner's Office, 1887-1973, Archives and Labor Collection, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

According to the coroner s report, Fannie Sellins' death during the 1919 Allegheny Miner's Strike was cause by two gunshot wounds to the head. The autopsy also found skull fractures, indicating that the unarmed Sellins was beaten during the melee. Despite numerous witnesses, Sellins' murderer was never brought to justice.

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