Roy Spade


Iowa News

Mystery surrounds the death of Roy Spade, private at the Rock Island arsenal, whose lifeless body, weighed down with a sack full of cannon balls, was found in the Mississippi below Davenport. The sack was tied about his neck and the head and body were badly bruised. Spade was known to have been an inveterate gambler and was last seen at a Rock Island gambling house where he is said to have won a considerable sum of money.

-source: The Humeston New Era Newspaper, Wayne Co., Iowa; Wednesday,  3 June  1914


-transcribed and Submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator