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Old 11-11-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I always found the killing of Ken Rex McElroy to be fascinating - and it was much more recent than any others. This man terrorized the tiny town of Skidmore MO, for years. The cops were even afraid of him.

One day, the people had endured enough. The story was also portrayed on a made for TV movie staring Brian Denahey.

The book and movie are worth reading and watching. https://patch.com/us/across-america/...ecret-38-years
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:55 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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I always found the killing of Ken Rex McElroy to be fascinating - and it was much more recent than any others. This man terrorized the tiny town of Skidmore MO, for years. The cops were even afraid of him.

One day, the people had endured enough. The story was also portrayed on a made for TV movie staring Brian Denahey.

The book and movie are worth reading and watching. https://patch.com/us/across-america/...ecret-38-years

That town has quite a history.

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Old 11-11-2019, 02:53 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Yes it does. This seems atypical for such a tiny, rural town. Thanks for the links. It's history is rater chilling.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:32 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Father John A Vraniak
Priest disappeared In St. Louis in 1923



https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2611...aniak_missing/



https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2611...still_missing/






Finger Print Magazine July 1923

A.J. Renoe, on April 10, 1923, positively identified the body of the burglar who was shot to death at Webster Groves, Mo., on March 11, as that of Charles Wuyber, alias Steve Poleanski, a third term convict.
The body, at an undertaking establishment in St. Louis, had an unsuccessful attempt made to mutilate it, to obscure the identification, on the night before Brother Renoe made his examination.
The case attracted a good deal of attention throughout the Midwest and the South by the continued assertions of the newspapers that the body was that of Father Vraniak, a Roman Catholic priest, of Virden, Ill., who has mysteriously disappeared.
In order to get an impression, so much time having elapsed, the flesh and skin were removed from the fingers.
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:22 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Mansfield Mirror (Wright County) December 3, 1914

BAKERY BURGLARIZED

Thieves entered the Purity Bakery and stole about 50c in cash, three watches, two pipes, two knives and some razors. The also drank two bottles of pop, appropriated two cigarettes and scattered things around to some extent, some time last night.
From all appearances, it was the work of two youths, one of whom evidently crawled through a rear window and opened the back door for the other. A lamp was used to locate the goods.
The robbery was discovered by the baker when he came to work this morning.





Lee Dalton Killed John Russell 1895

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5737..._postdispatch/
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:55 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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All From The St. Joseph Observer September 2, 1922 Pg5



A sneak thief stole $20 from the George Pinger home, 707 North Fourth street, Tuesday.

Joseph Coffee, Otto Bennot and Charles Phelps were bound over Tuesday to federal court, charged with possessing liquor.

Ella Brown lost $80 when she laid her purse on a drug store counter Tuesday, and looked around.

All the baby clothes were taken and the other garments left on Mrs. P.J. Quinn's clothesline at 222 West Louis street, Monday night.

It cost Jesus Ania, a Mexican, $5 in police court Thursday for striking Homer Roberts, a ten year old boy.

Ralph Gordon, a negro, who got drunk and threatened to kill his family and everyone else, was fined $25 in police court Thursday.

A thief stole two purses containing $15 from the home of A.G. Weaver, 2004 South Twentieth Sunday.

A negro woman, Louise Payne, was arrested Thursday for robbing John May, a white man, of $20.

A watch and $20 gold piece were stolen from the home of Emil Ramsey, 1321 South Ninth street, Tuesday night, and a coat, hat and billfold from the home of J.P. Mueller, 1905 South Twentieth street, the same night.
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:04 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The News Boy (Scott County) February 8, 1896 Pg2

SHOT AND KILLED

At Osceola, Isaac Ray was shot and killed by William Emmerson. Ray resided at Montrose, Henry county, and was on a visit to Osceola.






The Evening Missourian (Columbia) August 14, 1919

DENIES SHE FORGED CHECK

Rosie Shears, who was arrested this morning on a charge of forging a check for $6 on the Boone County Trust Company, entered a plea of not guilty when brought before Justice John S Bicknell this afternoon.
She was bound over to circuit court. Her bond was fixed at $500.
The woman was accused of having signed the name of J.O. Roberts to a check. She denied writing the check.





Kansas City Journal December 21, 1897 Pg7

HELD FOR TRIAL

In Justice Bond's circuit court yesterday, the case against Marion Ward for the shooting of Grant Blackburn was called.
The revolver with which the shooting was done was produced in court, and as the evidence appeared conclusive, the prisoner was held for trial in the district court in the sum of $2,000.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:25 PM
 
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Chicago Daily Tribune January 3, 1861

HEAVY BANK ROBBERY

Burlington, Iowa. Jan 2---About 5 o'clock this morning the Bank of S.S. Phelps & Co., of Oquawka, was entered during the temporary absence of the clerk and currency to the amount of $10,000 stolen.
The burglars entered by unlocking the front door, then unlocking a drawer, from which they took the key to the vault. They secured the money and escaped. As yet there is no clue to the robbers. The money taken was as follows:

Warren County Bank................................$100
State Bank of Iowa......................................40
Missouri & Kentucky currency...................$1,335
Gold.............................................. .............440
Silver............................................ ...............35
Altona Bank.............................................. ...500
Bond Co Bank.............................................. .500
Other Illinois & Wisconsin currency.............6,348




Rich Hill Tribune October 6, 1904

POSTMASTER ARRESTED

Mack Sallings, postmaster at South Greenfield, was arrested and taken to Springfield September 24, and arraigned before United States Commissioner Pepperdine on the charge of embezzling money order funds to the amount of $482.19.
He waived preliminary examination and was bound over in the sum of $1,000 to appear at the October term of Circuit Court. The federal grand jury will investigate the case.
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:44 AM
 
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University Missourian (Columbia) April 19, 1912

FIVE MURDERS HERE IN FIFTEEN MONTHS

An unusual record has been made for murder cases and convictions in the 15 months E.C. Anderson has been prosecuting attorney of Boone county.
When Henry Baumhoeffer was sentenced to serve 35 years in the state penitentiary yesterday, it was the fifth conviction for murder in Boone county since January 1911. In that time two men have been sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary,one to fifteen years, one for 35, and one for life. The state has not lost a murder case.
Samuel O'Neil, a negro, killed Dick Holt, another negro, in Columbia December 20, 1910 and was sentenced to 15 years.
Isaac Jackson, a negro, shot and killed Sciotha Harris, a negro woman, in Columbia March 25, 1911 and was sentenced to 10 years.
Jabe Wade and Frank White, farmers, quarreled in the north part of Boone county July 8, 1911. Wade killed White and was given a 10 year sentence.
George Fenton of Columbia shot and killed his wife Florence September 18, 1911 and got a life sentence for first degree murder.
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Old 11-13-2019, 02:44 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Marble Hill Press December 15, 1910 Pg3

CARTHAGE MAN MISSING

Carthage.---Fred McCollum, a Carthage man, has been missing from his home since October 11, and fear is felt that he met with foul play in Kansas City.


Mort Holman, of Pike county, was given the death penalty for attacking Miss C. Fowler on March 19, 1909. Execution date is set for the latter part of January.







State Journal (Jefferson City) April 17, 1874 Pg2

Horse thieves are operating on Fancy Bottom, near Weston.


A Kansas horse thief was captured at Platte City, he confessed.
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