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Frank Morehouse murder 1916
Posted by: Vicki Miller (ID *****3387) Date: October 15, 2006 at 06:04:08
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Frank Elliot Morehouse was murdered on 19 Feb 1916 near Sanish, North Dakota. He was born 18 Aug 1891 in Winnebago, Faribault Co, MN. He was the son of Chester Almond Morehouse, b 7 Jul 1851 in Columbia Co, WI and Amy Adelaide Nichols, b. 7 Apr 1858 in Green Lake Co, WI.

Frank Elliot Morehouse was the brother of my grandmother, Gladys Adell Morehouse Paul.

I have two copies of newspaper accounts of this event. The first is from the Sanish, ND newspaper and this one calls his death "accidental."

The second account is from the "Stanley Sun" dated 24 Feb 1916 and states that Frank's death was ruled murder (he was shot near the back of the head with a high powered rifle} and the authorities have "no clue as who did the awful deed."

I have learned that there was a trial, but I do not know who was tried for this crime or what the outcome was. Any help in finding the details of this event would be greatly appreciated, as I would love to get to the bottom of this family mystery.

Vicki Matheny Miller

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