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GREER COUNTY, TEXAS JUSTICE INQUEST 1890-1903
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SURNAME GIVEN PLACE DATE
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Howard, A. L., Navajoe, Tex 03/05/1890
Date of Inquest March 5, 1890, 11 pm.
About 5 ft 11 inches tall, light complexion, blue eyes, weight
about 150 lbs, right arm off near the shoulder. Date of decease if known,
Mar 11, 1890, Navajoe, Texas.
Name of Suspected persons, George Gordon. Date of arrest of
suspected person, March 5, 1890. In what jail confined, Vernon, Wilbarger
Co., Texas. Date of Bail Bond, March 12, 1890. Amount of Bail Bond $5,000.00.
Residence of Suspect, and where suspect can be found, Navajoe, Texas.
Names of sureties on bail bond, blank.
A. L. Howard ws shot in a street in Navajoe by George Gordon. He
Gordon having shot him Howard four times either shot being necessarity fatal.
Having fully considered the evidence given in the foregoing and
named inquest it is the opinion of the court that the deceased A. L.
Howard came to his death by the infliction of a gunshot wound the same
being in the hands of George Gordon and inflicted by him George Gordon. E.
R. Fletcher, J. P. Precinct No. 1, Greer Co, Texas.
Date of Warrant, March 7, 1890. Returnable to J. P. Court, Prect, No. 1, Special term.
Article 1012: When an inquest has been held, the Justice before
whom the same was held shall certify to the proceedings, and shall enclose
in an envelope the testimony taken, the finding of the Justice, the Bail
Bond, if any, and all other papers connected with the inquest, and shall
seal up such envelope and deliver it, properly enclosed, to the Clerk of
the District Court without delay.

Fort Worth Gazette, March 7, 1890

GREER COUNTY, TEXAS JUSTICE INQUEST 1890-1903
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Roberts, W. E., Mangum, Texas 04/22/1890
Date of Inquest April 22, 1890, 3 pm. 17 miles SW from Mangum, Texas.
Date of decease if known, April 11, 1890.
Where died or where body was found. 17 miles SW from Mangum
Description of Deceased: Medium size weight about 150 lbs, dark
complected small dark moustache, dark hair.
Nature of information given J. P.: That it is one of three men
that passed Mr. Murphrees house on the evening before the killing and that
the men under arrest is one of the party.
By whom information given, W. E. Murphree, W. A. Murphree, J. A. Murphree.
Names of Suspected persons, J. T. Morris, Principal.
Residence of Suspected person, Fannin County
Date of Arrest of Suspected person, April 20, 1890
In what jail confined: Vernon, Wilbarger Co, TX
No bail bond date or amount or surety
Finding by the Justice: Having fully considered the evidence given
in the foregoing inquest it is the opinion of the coroner that the
deceased W. E. Roberts came to his death by the infliction of shot gun and
rifle shots inflicted by J. T. Morris with the probable intention of robbery.
C. R. Fletcher, J. P. Precinct 1, Greer County, Texas
Date of Warrant, April 20, 1890
Returnable to J. P. Court Prect 1, Greer County, TX

GREER COUNTY, TEXAS JUSTICE INQUEST 1890-1903
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SURNAME GIVEN PLACE DATE
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Unknown, Mangum, Texas 04/18/1890
Date of Inquest-April 18, 1890, 2 pm
Where Inquest was held- 18 miles SW from Mangum, Texas
Date of decease if known- April 11, 1890
Where died or where body was found- 18 miles SW from Mangum
Description of Deceased- About 5 ft 11 inches tall light hair
light complexion, weight about 170 lbs
Nature of information given J. P.- Finding of bloody bedding and
hat with bullet hole. Team and wagon tracked from body to bedding. Body
described as being one of three men that were passing through the country
and on the Quanah road about a week previous.
By whom information given- blank
Names of Suspected persons- unknown
Residence of Suspected person- unknown
Date of Arrest of Suspected person- Apr 19, 1890
In what jail confined-Vernon, Wilbarger Co, TX
Bail bond date- none Amount- none
Finding by the Justice: That the deceased is unknown and that he
came to his death by the infliction of a gunshot wound in the head and
that cause was inflicted by a rifle gun in the hands of some party or parties unknown
Court: C. R. Fletcher, J. P. Precinct 1, Greer County, Texas
Date of Warrant- April 23, 1890
Returnable to J. P. Court, Greer County, TX
Fort Worth Gazette, April 20, 1890

 

 

GREER COUNTY, TEXAS JUSTICE INQUEST 1890-1903
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SURNAME GIVEN PLACE DATE
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Court House, Mangum, TX Mangum, Texas 05/20/1890
Date of Inquest- May 20, 1890
Where Inquest was held- Mangum, Texas
Date of decease if known- May 20, 1890
Description- A Box House about 20 x 30 feet in dimensions. Box
where private paers were kept found & burning books and papers damaged.
Nature of information given J. P.- That the house was discovered
to be on fire and that when the parties arrived there that the box
containing the private papers of the county was pried open and saturated
with coal oil and the records of the county were placed on top of said box
and that they were on fire and that the shelves containing the blanks was
on fire and that the fire had burned a hole in the ??? of the house.
By whom information given- C. M. Thacker
Names of Suspected persons- none
Residence of Suspected person- none
Date of Arrest of Suspected person- none
Finding by the Justice: The court having fully considered the
evidence in full it is the decision of the court that the origin of the
fire was caused by work of an incendiary the person or persons unknown.
Court: C. R. Fletcher, J. P. Precinct 1, Greer County, Texas
Date of Warrant-none
Returnable to J. P. Court, Greer County, TX

[March 16, 1896 Greer County authority placed with Oklahoma in
United States vs. Texas, 162 U.S. 1 (1896)]

GREER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY JUSTICE INQUEST 1890-1903
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SURNAME GIVEN PLACE DATE
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Bradley, John (Jack), Mangum Court House 11/28/1900
Date of Inquest-28 Nov 1900
Where Inquest was held- 18 miles SW from Mangum
Date of decease if known- 24 Nov 1900
Where died or where body was found- Mangum
Description of Deceased-
Nature of information given J. P.-
By whom information given-
Names of Suspected persons-
Residence of Suspected person-
Date of Arrest of Suspected person-
In what jail confined-
Bail bond date-
Amount-
Sureties & Residence-
Finding by the Justice:
Court: C. R. Fletcher, J. P. Precinct 1, Greer County
Date of Warrant- [blank]
Returnable to J. P. Court, Greer County

GREER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY JUSTICE INQUEST 1890-1903
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SURNAME GIVEN PLACE DATE
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Byrd, Maggy, Mangum Stockyard 02/18/1901
Date of Inquest- 18 Feb 1901, 2 pm
Where Inquest was held- 18 miles SW from Mangum
Date of decease if known- 17 Feb 1901, 10 am
Where died or where body was found- Mangum Stockyards
Description of Deceased- About 20 year old light or sallow
complexion, height four ft 10 inch
Where body was found - in a tent near stockyard
Nature of information given J. P.- Notified by sheriff
By whom information given- Sheriff
Names of Suspected persons- none
Residence of Suspected person- none
Date of Arrest of Suspected person- none
In what jail confined-
Bail bond date-
Amount-
Sureties & Residence-
Finding by the Justice: The jury of inquest found the body of
Maggy Byrd dying before us that she came to her death by an unknown cause
to us. Jurors: G. W. Beuton, T. B. Eaton, T. A. Lawrence, W. B. Henry, J.
R. Byers, Sam Rude. Witness- Bell Miller, Doctor Border, Cas Ranier
Court: F. F. McMillan, Mangum, Greer Co, O. T.
Date of Warrant-[blank]

GREER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY JUSTICE INQUEST 1890-1903
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SURNAME GIVEN PLACE DATE
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Pywood, Charley, Mangum 08/07/1901
Date of Inquest- Aug 1, 1901
Where Inquest was held- Mangum
Date of decease if known- July 31, 1901
Where died or where body was found- Mangum
Description of Deceased- light complected 35 years old 165 lbs weight
Nature of information given J. P.- Nite Watchman McGraw
By whom information given- McGraw
Names of Suspected persons-
Residence of Suspected person-
Date of Arrest of Suspected person-
In what jail confined-
Bail bond date-
Sureties & Residence-
Finding by the Justice: that the deceased came to his death by
stroke of apoplexy. Jurors. T. B. Eaton, C. O. Mubbt?, J. I. Lockard, J.
L. Herd, S. B. Dyer, Thos. Gilland. Witnesses- Jim Atchison, J. Mayler,
Bob Jones, R. W. Jones, Dr. Finney, H. R. Adkinson,
Court: Precinct , Greer County,
Date of Warrant- [blank]
Returnable to J. P. Court, Greer County,

GREER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY JUSTICE INQUEST 1890-1903
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SURNAME GIVEN PLACE DATE
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Infant boy, Mangum 05/02/1902
Date of decease if known- Apr 15, 1902
Where died or where body was found- near Blair, Greer County
Description of Deceased- Infant Baby boy
Nature of information given J. P.-
By whom information given- T. J. Borden
Names of Suspected persons- Aaron Brown & May Martin
Residence of Suspected person-
Date of Arrest of Suspected person-
In what jail confined-
Bail bond date- Amount- Sureties & Residence-
Finding by the Justice: child came to its death by means of
drowning in water at the hands of Aaron Brown in said county on the fourth
day of April 1902 and that said Aaron Brown and May Martin feloniously
kild and murdered said child by drowning it in water in testimony whereof
I, F. F. McMillan to be a true copy of findings of said inquest jury.
Jury of Inquest- F. A. Lawerance, Frank Overton, J. W. Ferguson,
James Scarbrough, Arthur Whitehurst, S. C. Moore. Witnesses- Wolden & John
Allen, F. J. Burden, M. M. Brown, Dr. Jones.
F. F. McMillan, J. P.
Court: Mangum Precinct , Greer County, O. T.
Date of Warrant- [blank]

GREER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY JUSTICE INQUEST 1890-1903
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SURNAME GIVEN PLACE DATE
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Crabtree, John T., Mangum 06/22/1903
Date of decease if known- June 22, 1903
Where died or where body was found- Mangum
Description of Deceased- age 60 weight 175 light complected
Nature of information given J. P.- Witnesses- Bob Bledso, Dick
Moore, Jim Sutherland, Wm. Byers?, Tom Staton, James Chambers, M. M.
Smiley, Mrs. J. Crabtree, Will Sutherland, Dr. Dusson
By whom information given-
Names of Suspected persons-
Residence of Suspected person-
Date of Arrest of Suspected person-
In what jail confined-
Bail bond date-
Amount-
Sureties & Residence-
Finding by the Justice: said jurors their oaths do say that the
said John T. Crabtree lying dead did on the 22nd day of June 1903 come to
his death at his own hands by means of a 45 colts pistol and there held in
his own hands and did commit suiside. Jurors- G. W. Bengy?, G. W.
McDougal, O. D. Chapman, Wm. Lular?, J. A. Ford, John Wharton.
Court: Precinct , Greer County,
Date of Warrant- [blank]
Returnable to J. P. Court, Greer County,

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