Walter Eaton Held By Mexican Bandits
Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 3/4/2015 at 20:26:29
Jackson Sentinel, October 21, 1924
WALTER EATON HELD BY MEXICAN BANDITS
From the Santa Ana, California Register, furnished by Murray Eaton of Maquoketa, we glean the following news item, which will be read with interest by friends of the Eaton family in this vicinity. The item states that Walter Eaton, nephew of Murray Eaton, a mine superintendent, was seized by Mexican bandits several days ago and was held in the mountains near Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico for 15,000 pesos ransom. Escaping from his desparate guards, Eaton made his way through the mountains to safety, walking part of the time in streams of water to throw his captors off the trail. Parral is the town in which the notorious Pancho Villa was killed.
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