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Old 09-24-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Harold E. Dooley
Carrolton,Missouri
He robbed a bank in Kansas in 1953 of $6,900.
Sentenced to 25 years.



Sedalia Missouri October 2, 1899
Bank robbed at Houstonia,Missouri.
Cracksmen got $900 at Houstonia Saturday night.It is not known whether one man or half a dozen men did the job. As clever a job of safe cracking and bank robbing as has occurred in Missouri in a long time took place in Houstonia. The cracksmen were rewarded with $900, a good portion of which was in gold. It was 9 o'clock Sunday morning when it was discovered the bank had been robbed. At that hour,Mr.Walter F Longan,the cashier entered the bank and found the place in great disorder, with the vault wrecked and the door of the safe blown open, nitroglycerine having been used for the purpose. Everything about the bank showed that the work had been done by experts. The tools used by the robbers were obtained at Houstonia. They opened the door to the bank with ease and then used a pick and crowbar to dig through several inches of brick and cement into the vault. No boring was done to the safe, nitroglycerine was used to blow the safe open. No one in town heard the explosion so the robbers worked unmolested as they carried off all the funds from the bank except $85 in gold, which was found amongst the wreckage.


Walter Gould Hartley 1899-1934
Texas County,Missouri

Walter Gould Hartley (1899 - 1934) - Find A Grave Memorial



Claud Emmons
He robbed the bank of Neelyville,Missouri of $2823 on June 13,1919. He was caught in St.Louis on June 19,1919 using the name William Harding and sentenced to 20 years.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:36 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Some more pictures and information on some Missouri born outlaws that I posted earlier.

Buck English

Lawrence Buchanan "Buck" English (1855 - 1915) - Find A Grave Memorial


Jim Berry

James Fulkerson "Jim" Berry (1838 - 1877) - Find A Grave Memorial


Roy Gardner

Roy George Gardner (1886 - 1940) - Find A Grave Memorial


http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm...m&file_id=9792

Last edited by aliasfinn; 09-24-2015 at 06:45 PM.. Reason: fix link
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:06 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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THE SEDALIA EVENING DEMOCRAT October 19,1900

Bank robbed.
Bandits got $3,000 at Bronaugh this morning,killed the constable.
Believe there were seven and all escaped,a posse is now in pursuit. At an early hour this morning,Sheriff J.C Williams received the following telegram from Bronaugh,on the Nevada branch of the Missouri Pacific railway,near Nevada,Missouri. " Can you get bloodhounds and come? bank robbed here,City Marshal killed." The robbery occurred at 1:30 this morning and it is believed 7 men were implicated. The bank safe was blown open and the explosion was heard by several citizens,who hastened to the scene. Among the number was Constable Moran,who also keeps a hotel there. He at once opened fire on the robbers,then one of them returned the compliment,the first shot resulting in the officer dropping dead in his tracks. In the meantime the robbers had rummaged the safe and secured $3,000 in coin and currency, which they placed in a sack and then made their escape on horses they had in waiting not far from the bank building. The safe is said to be completely destroyed and the building itself was badly damaged. Constable Moran was a man of family and was held in high esteem by the residents. A posse was organized a short time after the robbery and started in pursuit of the thieves but up to the noon hour none of them had been captured.



Lamar,Missouri 1919
Jay Lynch was arrested for burglarizing a railroad car and placed in jail.
His mother or wife brought him a gun on one of their visits.
He kills the sheriff and the sheriff's 18 year old son and escapes to Colorado.
He is caught and brought back to Missouri where the judge gives him a life sentence.
The people of that town are not satisfied so they drag him out of the building and lynch Lynch.


William Clinton and Charles J.Leonard were ticket scalpers in St.Louis.
They were arrested for selling counterfeit railway tickets in 1901.



An old newspaper article about the Missouri Kid.

http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1...e-missouri-kid
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:05 AM
 
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William "Willie" Heenly 1887-1951
b.St.Louis,Missouri
Arrested in St.Louis for larceny in 1907.
Moved to Chicago and worked with the mob.
Suspected in the drive by shooting of a prosecutor and the murder of Hymie Weiss.
Also a suspect in the St.Valentine's Day Massacre.


Judge D.R. Cox of Malden,Missouri was shot and killed on February 18,1907 on account of his leadership in the fight that carried the county for local prohibition.



Abe "Rue" Emerson
Kansas City,Missouri
He had been threatening to kill his landlady on the afternoon of June 28,1902. She went to the police station and came back with Sgt.McNamara and officer Flanagan. They spotted Emerson and as they approached,he fired a revolver striking McNamara twice. As McNamara was falling,he returned fire hitting Emerson twice. Sgt.Mcnamara died within two minutes. The ambulance transporting Emerson to the hospital broke an axle and they had to wait until a paddy wagon could deliver him. Emerson died at the hospital.



Louis Bulling
St.Joseph,Missouri
He had murdered his wife and was sentenced to hang. While waiting in his cell he attempted suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a gun that someone smuggled in for him. When the sheriff came to get him for his execution,Bulling pleaded with him for a two hour extension in which the sheriff agreed. A priest came to visit him and soon two shots were heard from his cell and the sheriff came running to investigate. He discovered the priest had fainted and that Bulling had fired two more shots into his chest so he wouldn't hang. Bulling was covered in blood but was still very much alive. As the deputies dragged him to the scaffold he cursed,cried and screamed for mercy. The sheriff gave him a glass of brandy which he gulped down. He refused to stand so the deputies held him up as the noose was placed around his neck. As the blood was gushing from all his wounds, the trap door opened and he was hanged. The priest was arrested on suspicion of supplying Bulling the gun but swore he knew nothing about it, that he was praying when he heard the shots.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:49 AM
 
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John Acosta 1897-?
b.St.Louis,Missouri
He was arrested August 12,1930 for stealing lead pipe from a basement at 1105 Choteau Avenue and given 6 months in the city workhouse. He was the first lawbreaker to be caught by the St.Louis Police Department's new radio equipped cars.


Frank Martin (age 71)
Reynolds County,Missouri
In April 1931 he shot and killed farmer Daniel J.Stulce from ambush because of a quarrel they had.



James Creighton 1903-?
He was involved in the Hastings Nebraska bank robbery in 1931.
Convicted of killing Coyne Hatton of Webb City,Missouri.
He was in the Missouri Penitentiary during the 1954 riot and had to protect himself by jamming objects into the lock on his cell because other prisoners were trying to get in to kill him.


Oscar Hartzell 1876-1943
Famous con man who died in the Springfield,Missouri prison.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Hartzell




If you are ever looking up info on the internet about one of your ancestors and can't seem to find much, try a different spelling. I noticed a lot of these old stories and newspaper articles spell the names wrong. Sometimes I go to these "ANCESTOR" websites to get information on some of these characters and there are always a bunch of people posting questions wanting to know if they are related to these desperate killers. They seem to get disappointed when they find out they're not. I once saw this guy's message asking about some gunman from the 1890s who he was almost certain was his great grandpappy but he couldn't find anything on the internet about him. He gave his name,place of birth and the year he was born and said he probably died in a gunfight. I tried looking him up but came up empty. I remembered the problems I had researching some outlaws because their names were spelled different, like Johnson-Johnston, so I added a letter to the name he gave and found his great grandpappy. I'm sure it was the right man because it was the same town,same year of birth only they spelled his name with an extra letter. The only time he was mentioned with a gun was when he accidentally killed his brother-in-law with a shotgun because he mistook him for a man that had been stealing hogs in the area,he was not charged. He apparently was the town drunk because he stole two bottles of whiskey from a saloon and was running across the street when he was run over by a wagon and killed. I thought about posting this information I found for that guy but I didn't want to tarnish his image of his great grandpappy, plus it was one of those websites where you had to register to post a message and I was too tired to go through all that.
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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Blythedale,Missouri
September 6,1935
Two men,described as Missouri gangsters still were being sought along the Missouri-Iowa state line today in connection with the attempted bank holdup yesterday. They were identified by two bandit companions who were captured during the thwarted robbery attempt as, John Langston,Kansas City,Missouri, wanted in connection with many Missouri bank robberies and Clarence Sparger,St.Joseph,Missouri gangster. Captured after being cornered in a field, Charles Arbogast,36, of Kansas City,Missouri and Raymond Fletcher,33 of St.Joseph,Missouri. They are being held at Bethany,Missouri. Fletcher was wounded seriously from shots fired by Robert Jones, champion squirrel hunter of Harrison County,Missouri, who appeared on the scene shortly after the desperadoes started to flee.


Harrison County,Missouri 1846
Josiah Spurgin stabbed and killed Jacob Mitchell during a quarrel when both men were drunk. He was charged with manslaughter in the third degree and sentenced to three years.



St.Joseph,Missouri
May 31,1901
Art Miller had been drinking all day and made threats against the life of his brother-in-law,John T.Price,who was an old soldier of Bethany,Missouri. Price was in a parade that was heading towards the cemetery near Art Miller's store. When the parade passed in front of his store,Miller rushed out with a pistol and shot Price dead. He then fled to his home where he killed himself so he wouldn't be captured.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:00 PM
 
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Edmund E. Gray
St.Louis,Missouri
He was a 22 year old Kirkwood gas station attendant who robbed a bank so he could have the funds to get married. He robbed the Blue Springs bank near Kansas City,Missouri and hurried back by plane so he could keep a date with his sweetheart only to be nabbed by the fuzz.


Reverend E.Ellsworth Newton (Baptist Minister) age 51
Paris,Missouri
On July 13,1937, he beat a parishioner, Mrs.Dennis Kelly,age 45,to death with a hammer and threw her body into the river. He received a life sentence.


Ray Boyer
In April 1938,he shot and killed W.Dale Sanford near Oak Grove,Missouri so he could steal his car and money. He was given the death penalty.


George Couch alias George Fitzwater
St.Louis,Missouri
On April 29,1934, he attempted to rob a streetcar near Fourth st. and Franklin Avenue but panicked and ran down an alley. Police officer Siko went to investigate and was shot and later died. Couch was charged with his murder.


Ray Trice
St.Louis,Missouri
On November 25,1934, he robbed a pawn shop at 2717 Franklin Avenue of $500 and got a 10 year sentence.


William Dainard
Was a kidnapper and bank robber of the 1930s.
Served time in Springfield,Missouri.
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:36 AM
 
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William Merle Martin "The Pillowcase Burglar" 1909-1954
Missouri
Called Pillowcase burglar because he always used one to haul his stolen loot.
Burglar,prison escapee,cop killer,car thief. He was hanged in Kansas.

Merle William Martin (1909 - 1954) - Find A Grave Memorial





Buck Boatwright (con man from around 1900)
Joplin,Missouri
(I'm still looking for more info on him)



Parker H. French (con man)
pulled his first scam near St.Louis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_H._French




Soapy Smith (con man 1860-1898)
His family lived in St.Louis.

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2013/11/...f-soapy-smith/
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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More information on some outlaws.


Brack Cornett 1841-1888

Braxton A "Brack" Cornett (1841 - 1888) - Find A Grave Memorial



Jesse Evans 1853-?

Jesse Evans (1853 - ) - Find A Grave Memorial




Hoodoo Brown 1856-1910

Hyman Graham "Hoodoo Brown" Neill (1856 - 1910) - Find A Grave Memorial




Henry Newton Brown 1857-1884

Henry Newton Brown (1857 - 1884) - Find A Grave Memorial
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:35 PM
 
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Frank Loving 1860-1882

Frank "Cockeyed" Loving (1860 - 1882) - Find A Grave Memorial


Charlie Pierce ?-1895

Charlie Pearce ( - 1895) - Find A Grave Memorial


Dick Liddil 1852-1901

James Andrew "Dick" Liddil (1852 - 1901) - Find A Grave Memorial


Allen Parmer 1848-1927

Allen Hazard Parmer, Sr (1848 - 1927) - Find A Grave Memorial


Roy Daugherty 1870-1924

Roy "Arkansas Tom" Daugherty (1870 - 1924) - Find A Grave Memorial
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