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Myra Sullivan Strunk and Ira G. Strunk, were a socially prominent couple in New Albany in the late 19th century. In 1886, Mr. Strunk became enraged over the purported love aair by his wife (organist at a local church) and Charles V. Hoover (choir director at the same church). The end result was “mayhem and murder” on Market Street, and a sensational trial that had ground-breaking legal aspects.  Learn about this intriguing scandal, murder, and trial. Ms. Eckerty, the great-granddaughter of Ira and Myra Strunk, will relate “the rest of the story,” in the best Paul Harvey tradition, providing additional insights into the lives of Mrs. Strunk, her mother, and the two Strunk daughters after they left New Albany for Pennsylvania. To conclude the program, attorney Richard Mullineaux will critique the trial that took place, and explain how some issues might be regarded dierently today.

 

The Rest of the Story, Part 1

The Rest of the Story, Part 2