|Lena (11-left) and Ina (8), the daughters of Joe and Sarah Stillinger, attended church with the Moore family the Sunday night the murders occurred. The street lights were out, due to a disagreement between the power company and the city, and the young girls were afraid to walk to their grandmother's house in the dark. Instead they decided to spend the night with their friends, the Moore children. They were both murdered along with the Moore family in the early morning hours of Monday, June 10, 1912. The sisters slept together in the downstairs bedroom, and Lena, it was thought, had been moved by the killer or had moved in response to the first blow of the axe. She was the only victim that did not appear to have died as she slept. (photographs taken in 1910 or '11)|
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