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Cattle Buyer-Murdered near Georgetown,TX
Posted by: Shelby Date: December 01, 2000 at 08:08:56
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Looking for info on a Cattle-buyer named Jim Spiars who was murdered on 6-18-1908 at 2:00 am outside of Granger,TX. Jimmie was a red-headed Irishman with an eye for the ladies. He also enjoyed the Saloon atmosphere and bar room brawls. Looking for any additonal info on why he was murdered in the early morning hours of 6-18-1908. His horse was set free and found grazing on the other side of the Railroad tracks. He was beaten nearly to death and then put in his buggy and tied to the Railroad track. He was run over by a Katy engine. Maybe some old-timers in Granger or the Georgetown area could shed some light on this story. I have checked the history of Williamson Co and found no note of this murder. Also interested in any records of early Georgetown Granger Cattle-buyers and their activities. Thanks SD


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