A. Benson Dead In Jail

A. Benson, in the Leavenworth jail under sentence of death for the murder of Mrs. Mettman, stabbed his guard the other day and then killed himself. The Barton County Democrat, Great Bend, Kansas. December 22, 1892.  Page 2.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the...

Ed Parks Killed

Lizzie Williams, an eighteen-year-old negro girl whose home is at Kansas City, shot and killed Ed Parks, a negro lad about the same age, at Coffeyville, recently.  Parks was her sweetheart and was visiting her at her boarding place with the fatal shot was fired.  The...