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January 7, by retrosimba. Three months after Babe Ruth powered the Yankees to a World Series sweep of the Cardinals, he experienced a shocking personal loss and became enmeshed in scandal with the death of his wife. On Jan. Helen resided in the house with a dentist, Edward H. Helen and Babe were separated, but not divorced. Neighbors knew Helen as Mrs. Babe made his major-league debut as a pitcher for the Red Sox in July He rented a hotel room in Boston and frequently took his meals at a luncheonette around the corner.
Helen Woodford was a waitress there and she and Babe connected. Three months later, on Oct. Thomas S. Dolan in St. Babe and Helen lived in an eight-room hotel suite in Manhattan during the baseball seasons and returned to their Sudbury estate in the winters.
In SeptemberBabe and Helen surprised the Yankees when they brought Ruths adult wivess Massachusetts month-old girl named Dorothy to the Polo Grounds and introduced her as their daughter. Dorothy was raised to believe Helen was her biological mother. Years later, it was learned Babe and Helen adopted Dorothy in In a book she wrote, Dorothy revealed she discovered at age 59 in her biological mother was Juanita Jennings, a woman who had an affair with Babe in InHelen moved into the Watertown house of dentist Edward Kinder. Helen and Edward had known one another since childhood and their families lived in the same South Boston neighborhood, according to the New York Daily News.
Edward was a World War I veteran, graduated from Tufts dental school in and established a practice in Boston. Neighbors said Helen was known to them as Mrs. Kinder and Dorothy went by the name of Dorothy Kinder. Helen M. During the separation from his wife, Babe hit a record 60 home runs for the Yankees in and batted. On Friday night, Jan. Seven-year-old Dorothy was at a Catholic boarding school in nearby Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Helen settled in for the night at the Watertown house. She turned on the radio, took sleeping pills and fell asleep in a second-floor bedroom. About 10 p. When firefighters arrived, flames had reached the second story.
Helen was found dead on the bedroom floor. Edward was d at Boston Garden and told by telephone a woman died in a fire in his house, detectives said. West did an autopsy, but his examination was limited because the corpse had been embalmed by undertakers. The state fire inspector filed a report, saying the fire was caused by overloaded electrical wires and there were traces of amateur repair work where wires had been fixed but not soldered, leaving the chance for a short-circuit and fire, according to the Boston Globe.
Edward, who spent the weekend in seclusion at the home of his parents in South Boston, arranged to have Helen buried on Sunday, Jan. Babe was contacted in New York and arrived in Boston by train on Jan. I have done all that I can to comply with her wishes.
Her death is a great shock to me. The next day, Monday, Jan. Norma said Babe asked Helen for a divorce so Ruths adult wivess Massachusetts could marry Claire Hodgson. Meanwhile, federal narcotics agents were looking into reports Edward supplied Helen with opium, according to the New York Daily News. In an effort to resolve the matter, district attorney Bushnell ordered a second autopsy and brought in an expert pathologist, George Magrath, and a team from Harvard. Meanwhile, Babe met reporters in his suite at the Hotel Brunswick in Boston.
In addition, Ellis Dennis, a state electrical examiner, confirmed the fire started in a partition on the first floor near a wall receptacle. Babe was present at the service and the burial; Edward did not attend either. Three months later, on April 17,Babe and Claire married. The next day, the Yankees opened the season at home against the Red Sox. In his first at-bat, Babe hit a home run. Posted in Hitters 9 Comments. Never heard of this story. Thanks for showing it. Thank you! I saw a small blurb about it in a history book a couple of weeks ago, started to research it and got enthralled with the details.
Very interesting! That Dr Kinder acted very suspuciously.
I wonder if he had insurance on Helen? She was already embalmed so that second autopsy may not have been accurate. She was hime alone, the daughter was away for the night, and the good dentist had a convenient alubi.
Oh, well! Thanks for commenting. A dream case for a shrewd detective or gifted mystery writer. Never heard this before, thanks for the info, I was a11 years old when I went to Babes Ruth wake at Yankee stadium with my Dad. I meet the second Mrs. Ruth when I was about 20 in Claire Ruth stopped by to visit the owner, He called me into his office and introduced her to me. She was still a very pretty woman and seemed very nice. Never forgot the meeting. Comments RSS.
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