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DOW, Estella (Wiltsie) 1857 – 1897


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:00:54

Source: Decorah Republican Feb. 17, 1898 P 3 C 2

Wiltsie guilty of Manslaughter.

Mason City, la., Feb. 13.—“Guilty of manslaughter” was the verdict yesterday afternoon rendered against Frank Wiltsie, who has been on trial in Floyd county for the past 14 days, charged with the murder of his sister, Mrs. Jerome Dow. Wiltsie expected acquittal, and the annoucement of the verdict unnerved him for some time. Judge Clyde will pronounce sentence Monday. Jerome Dow and wife were riding together in a buggy. Wiltsie came out to the road as they were passing his residence, unfriendly relations having existed between the two men; hot words passed, when Wiltsie siezed a large rock and hurled it at Dow. It struck his sister, knocking her from the wagon. She was picked up insensible and died the next day. The defense was that she died from natural causes.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows this was Estella who was born July 7, 1857 and died June 4, 1897. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Floyd County.


Source: Decorah Republican Mar. 3, 1898 P 3 C 2

—The six months in the penitentiary and a fine of $500 that Wiltsie got at Charles City for manslaughter looks like an easy thing for a very grave offense.


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