I found the following article on the front page of the "Toledo Blade", Tuesday evening, Nov. 20, 1883. That issue was the "First Edition 3 P.M.". The cost was 2 cents!
I copied the article and will transcribe it, as written, with at least one contradiction.
MURDER AND SUICIDE
A Farmer Kills His Wife, Wounds His Daughter, and then Cuts His Throat.
(italics) Special to the Blade
SWANTON, O, Nov. 20-Our vicinity is again thrown into excitement on account of a murder, but the unfortunate victim of ill temper had the good taste to cut his own throat.
William C. Hemry married Widow Stevens over two years ago; since then they have quarreled much; and once, a year ago they parted, and, after much expense to have him arrested, he persuaded her to live with him again. They are past middle life. She has children and grand children. He has a son, a young man, going to school.
Monday morning the teacher heard them in a loud altercation. (They live two miles south.) This continued till noon, when Mrs. Henry* wanted her son-in-law, John Liba, living in the same building, to go with her to Swanton to HAVE HER HUSBAND ARRESTED for threats. He refused on account of fears that the litigation would only bring expense without any real benefit-he remembered the other affair of a year previous.
He went to his work two miles south, leaving his mother and wife at home. After he left, the quarrel continued. Mrs. Hemry started with the mother of her son-in-law Liba, to go to Swanton for a warrant. Hemry ordered her back; she kept on. He seized an ax and started after them on the north side of the log house. Mrs. Liba ran between her mother and her stepfather, saying: "You shall not hurt my mother." HE STRUCK HER with the edge of the ax, hitting her on the top of the head; he also inflicted a severe wound on her arm which took the force from the blow on the head. She fell unconscious. Then he persued his wife, striking a deadly blow on the back of the neck, which severed bone; he also sank the ax into her shoulder, CLEAR TO THE HELVE. Either wound would have produced death. She fell backward, with her feet to the door.
He now turned his attention to Mrs. Liba, senior. "I have killed two, and now I will kill one more." She walked up to him and SHAKING HER FISTS under his nose, dared him to strike. "I have a sharp razor in the house," said he, "and I've a notion to cut my throat." "Do," said the old lady. "It's the very best thing you can do, the quicker the better," whereupon the wretch went in, got his razor and skillfully and DELIBERATELY CUT HIS THROAT, while she calmly looked on. He took a few steps, dropped the tool, and then staggering a few steps further, fell on his face. His last work was well done.
After the alarm and the gathering of the people, it was found that Mrs. Liba, daughter of the murdered woman, was not dead. Drs. Lathrop and Noble were sent for, and after treatment, they give their opinion she will recover.
Mrs. Hemry was living with her third husband, but her reputation was good. He was jealous, evil-inclined, and always happiest when making somebody miserable. When I visited the home after the murder, they told me that when Hemry was not deviling his wife he was pestering Mrs. Liba or his own boy.
He once lived at Templeton's Crossing, two miles west of Swanton, several years ago with the first wife, mother of the young man, who he abused in the same way. She was patient until death. Bassett acted as Coroner, and returned a verdict in accordance with the facts.
The one contradiction I found was in the third paragraph where I noted her surname with an asterik; the only time HeNry replaced the usual HeMry in this article.
Was your Permilia once married to a STEVENS?