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“Love and Absence of Love”: Suspicious Death Of William F. Lewis 1903

Murder Victim William F. Lewis 49-year-old Farmer 1854-1903 Cause of Death: Laudanum Overdose Motive: Love Triangle Murder Scene and Date Lewis Farm Benton Township Southwest of Sigourney, Iowa Keokuk County October 11, 1903 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written April 2015 … Continue reading

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Teatotaling Klanswoman: Murder of Myrtle Cook: 1925

Murder Victim Myrtle Elizabeth Underwood Cook 51-year-old Homemaker President,┬áBenton County W.C.T.U. President, Benton County Women of the KKK 1874-1925 Cause of Death: Gunshot Motive: Personal Assassination Murder Scene and Date 703 3rd Avenue Vinton, Iowa Benton County September 7, 1925 … Continue reading

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