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Earl (Ed) Hamilton

Killed May 12th, 1914, near Shreveport, LA.  The sheriff made a call for assistance to the governor, but before the local company of the national guard could be assembled, Hamilton had already been killed.   News reports state the mob took more than three hours to break into jail.  Nonetheless, no prosecutions resulted.

This incident is discussed in:

The Belleville News Democrat, May 12th, 1914

Robert Hamilton Belleville News-Democrat 05121914-page-001

PDF: Robert Hamilton Belleville News-Democrat 05121914

The Dallas Morning News, May 13th, 1914

Ed Hamilton Dallas Morning News Historical Archive 05131914-page-001

PDF: Ed Hamilton Dallas Morning News Historical Archive 05131914

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