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REED, Emmet (*-1887)

REED

Posted By: Hancock Co Genealogical Society (email)
Date: 1/18/2019 at 19:01:34

Mr. Reed, the hardware dealer of Corwith, had a brother murdered 3 or 4 days before election.

His name was Emmet Reed and had lived with his father in southern Kossuth Co. - we believe in Irvington - but for a few months had been grading on a new railway in S. W. Iowa but had written he was on his way home, on Thursday Nov. 3, he and a Mr. Foster who rode with him, camped on the Platte River in Taylor Co.

Mr. Reed having three teams and rigs and it is supposed considerable money. Next morning Foster was noticed going west alone. On Saturday, Nov. 6, some persons noticed the end of a trunk protruding from the water of the river, took it out and with it the body of Mr. Reed who had been killed and his body wrapped in log chins and sunk with the the trunk. He was last seen alive with this Foster, a barber and camp follower who it is said murdered Mr. Reed for his teams and money and lit out but was caught at Nebraska City and is being brought back by the sheriff of Taylor Co. The Corwith people sympathized deeply with their fellow townsman in his sad affliction.

source: Hancock Signal, Garner, Hancock County, Iowa, 16 Nov 1887, page 3, column 5


 

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