Minnie Quay (Winnie Gray) [Laws G20]

DESCRIPTION: Slandered by a young man, sixteen-year-old (Minnie) finds that her parents have turned against her and wish her dead. She drowns herself in Lake Huron
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Beck)
KEYWORDS: suicide family lie drowning
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Laws G20, "Minnie Quay (Winnie Gray)"
Beck 77, "Minnie Quay" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 411, "Minnie Quay" (1 text)
DT 835, MINIQUAY

Roud #8850
NOTES: [Beck notes that] Minnie Quay's tombstone can be found in the village of Forester, on the shore of Lake Huron. [The author of the song is] possibly William J. Smith, of Port Huron, Michigan. - PJS
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