When you first don’t succeed …
Ruth had previously made several attempts to kill her husband, including twice trying to kill him via disconnecting the gas line on their oven and again trying via running their car in the garage with the garage door closed in hopes of filling the house with carbon monoxide. Another time she poisoned his bootlegged whiskey, but it resulted in it tasting awful, so he dumped it out. (Incidentally, around this same time the U.S. government tried the same trick to stop people from drinking, resulting in the deaths of over 10,000 Americans. When this was revealed, Congress debated whether to ramp the program up to get rid of more undesirables, but better sense ultimately prevailed.) In one instance while Albert was sick, Ruth also added various drugs to the medicine he was taking, hoping the combination would kill him. She was unsuccessful in all attempts … well except for the final attempt using a combination of strangulation and chloroform.
Final Resting Place:
4199 Webster Avenue
Bronx, New York, 10470
Grave Location:Arbutus, Section 181, Lot 16528
Grave Location Description
From Park Avenue turn left onto Myosotis Avenue where the Sellinger Mausoleum will be on your left. Drive 100 feet and park where Myosotis Avenue and Wintergreen Avenue intersect. Look for the Starr mausoleum on your left and the Brown family plot is 6 rows up the slight hill.