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Stamped metal grave marker for Charles Smith
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Charles Smith Killed in Nevada

“Killed for his money as he slept in his lonely mountain cabin several miles from Tonopah, Nevada, the decomposed body of Charles Smith, a former Scioto Countian was found by neighbors, Monday. The last seen of him alive was on August 12.” “The news of his death was received by his uncle John Cooper Smith …

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The Hoffer Murders

“Sylvanus Daulton, former marshal of Rarden, who figured in numerous controversies, faces a kidnapping charge, filed today in Portsmouth Municipal Court.” “Paul Williams, investigator for the office of Everett Burton, Scioto County prosecutor, said Daulton was charged with kidnapping Mrs. Florence Hoffer, 51, of Rarden.” “He said the warrant was issued on information of Orvie …

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Man Kills Step-Father Defending Mother

“Last Saturday evening, Mr. Baker, living near Harrisonville, shot and killed his step-father, Jacob Gilliland. The later was crazy with liquor and attacked his wife with a knife with a razor blade. Mr. Baker interfered to save his mother’s life, when the infuriated man turned upon him, and cut him in several places, Mr. Baker …

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Saw Mill Man Shot to Death

“Jacob Herrell, aged 60, a veteran saw mill man, was shot and almost instantly killed by his nephew, John Herrell, aged 40, during a violent quarrel in Jackson county, Tuesday night.” “The shooting occurred just across the Scioto county line five miles from Herrell’s home. The men had quarreled during the day and renewed the …

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1852: The Hanging at Greenupsburgh

“A large number of our citizens went to Greenupsburgh on Friday, to see Clark, one of the murderers of Brewer and his wife, hung. Those who saw the execution, report that he died very easily, with scarcely a struggle. He made a few remarks to the vast number of spectators, (probably five thousand,) expressed himself …

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Probably Murder in Buena Vista

“Our village was thrown into a furor of excitement last evening by a brutal crime bring committed in out midst. David Davis, a hard-working, inoffensive citizen, and a young man by the name of Allie Moore were going home from their work about dush. Their homes are in the same lot and about a half …

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Murder Attempt Climaxed by Man’s Suicide

Home of City Patrolman Scene Of Knife Play After Lover’s Quarrel “Disappointment in love was blamed by police today for a suicide and attempted murder about 7 p.m. Saturday when Carl Royal, 32 of 913 11th st, died by his own hand and Miss Ruth Downes, 28, of 1215 11th st, suffered serious knife wounds.” …

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Can You Identify This Murdered Man?

December 5, 1921: Identity of Murder Victim Still a Mystery; Clues Are Followed by Officers “With his throat slashed from ear to ear, the lifeless body of an unidentified man about 50 or 55 years old, was found on Dry Run Sunday morning at 10:30 by William Bolton, who resides near where the murder occured, …

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“Wheeling, West Virginia, November 3 – Jealousy caused terrible tragedy at Georgetown, Ohio, three miles west of this city. All concerned in the affair were from Wheeling. Scott Linton shot Dot Gray, a woman of the town said to have been his wife, and William Metzger, in whose company she was.” “With both lying at …