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Whitbeck, Arlo 1846 - 1908


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 5/9/2019 at 17:34:51

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Mar. 31, 1908, LP, C5

Murder in Fayette County.
Arlo Whitbeck, a well known and highly respected farmer living two miles northwest of Auburn on the Waucoma road, was murdered in the barnyard at his home about 8 o’clock Wednesday night. The deed was accomplished with a sled stake, and the motive was robbery. Mr. Whitbeck with a lantern and two pails went to the barn after supper to finish doing the chores. A short time later Mr. Strickland, a neighbor, called to see him and was directed to the barn. Thus the tragedy was discovered.
Later reports from Fayette county are to the effect that the deed may have been committed by a son of the murdered man. The son left home only the day before for Minneapolis and has not since been located.—New Hampton Tribune.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery and was born September 24, 1846 and died March 18, 1908.


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