William F. Marvel and the Death of Mrs. Edyth Marvel his Wife

BROUGHT ON FOR TRIAL –  Hetrick and Marvel Reach City Hall in Custody of the Detectives.  – January 27, 1893 – Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennysylvania

George Hetrick, of 1423 North Fifth street, and William F. Marvel, of Wilmington, who were arrested in Jersey City on Saturday night on the charges of conspiracy and larceny of two suits of clothes, worth $50, from Jacob Reed’s Sons, were brought to this city by Detectives Geyer and Crawford last evening for trail.   Gertrude Alexander, the young girl who is implicated with the men, was given a hearing on Tuesday last and held on $2000 bail.  Captain Miller has tree more charges against Marvel and the young woman, who have been living together.  Hetrick and Marvel will be arraigned before Magistrate Pole to-day.


EXPERTS TO TESTIFY AT MARVEL INQUEST – Handwriting Authorites to Offer Evidence on Letters Found by Woman Shot Dead – January 28, 1912, Philiadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennysylvania.

Handwriting experts will testify at the inquest into the death of Mrs. Edyth Marvel, who was found dead from a bullet through her heart at her home, 232 North Twentieth street, on Thursday morning.  Cornorer Knight declared yesterday that he had decided to hold the inquest tomorrow, and despite the fact that the police feel satisfied that William Marvel, the woman’s husband, had nothing to do with his wife’s death, the experts will be called to clear away the mystery surrounding the notes found beside the body.  The police announced on Friday that they were certain that the notes were written by Mrs. Marvel, but Cornor Knight is not satisfied as to their origin.  It was also said by the police yesterday that Marvel, should he be exonerated of his wife’s death, would be rearrested and charge with selling cocaine and morephine to hibitues of the Tenderloin.  Dr. Christopher Koch, head of the State Pharmaceutical Board, issued warrants for his arrest yesterday.  Letters were found by the police which indicate that the man also posed as a physician, they aver.  They unearthed a large number of cards, upon which as printed “Dr. William F. Marvel”  There were also a number of medical instruments, and the detectives are making an effort to determine whether Mrs. Marvel used them in her work as a nurse.

MARVEL AGAIN RELEASED – Was Rearrested on Cocaine Selling Charge – February 9, 1912 – Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania

A private safety deposity box at a Market street trust company was used, the police say, by William F. Marvel for the storage of cocaine.  Marvel, who was arrested two weeks ago pending an investigation of the death of his wife, was arrested again yesterday after leaving the trust company’s building.  During a hearing at the Central police court, former District Attorney Gray, appearing for Marvel, declared that the defendant had decided to reform and in consequence of the attorney’s plea Magistrate Eisenbrown discharged Marvel.