The following was found in the Tewksbury Almshouse Inmate Case
Histories, Vol. 15, 10/1871 to 4/1872, Tewksbury, MA., case 38379:
Campbell, Ellen, 18, came there from Boston March 14, 1872. 19, born
Nova Scotia, landed in Portland, Maine 1866 or 7 with father. He worked
at Falmouth Hotel. There 2 years then returned to St. John where
parents both died. Returned to Portland 3 months ago via E. & N. A. R.
R. direct to Boston via B. & M. R. R. In Boston 6 weeks, N. Y. one
month, and Boston till came here. When first came to Boston worked in
Ayre's Saloon, 2 Green St. Lodged over the saloon. Went to N. Y. with
Hattie Hueston and while there did nothing. Returned to Boston and
employed as domestic in family of George Riley near Station House,
Charlestown. Riley came home drunk one night and quarreled with his
wife, struck Ellen with a chair, then pitched her downstairs. For this
she is wanted as a witness in the case on the 21st of present month.
Statements unreliable. Rheum. fever. Absconded April 11, 1872.