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Re: Koogle - Murder 1948
Posted by: liz u. (ID *****3575) Date: July 25, 2009 at 07:36:59
In Reply to: Koogle - Murder 1948 by croess of 2633

Hi,

Article.................

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Mansfield News Journal, October 26, 1949:

Will Die Tonight

COLUMBUS~Barring a last-minute reprieve James Buchanan, 25, of Cleveland, will die in Ohio's electric chair tonight for the slaying of Mrs. Ilda M. Koogle, Cleveland housewife. He would be the 15th to die in the chair this year, a new record.

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He was executed that night. You can see his Death Certificate here:

http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0

Type in James W. Buchanan, click death/burial, 1949, Ohio.
He should be the first one. Parents are Joe & Ophelia.

liz



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