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Laborer Shot to Death


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 4/25/2010 at 08:44:52

Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, August 12, 1909

Laborer Shot To Death

Petrolus Mamois Believed To Have Been Slain By Nephew

Cedar Rapids, Iowa-August 10, 1909

The police are searching for Frank Gight, accused of murdering his uncle, Petrolus Mamois, and robbing the body of $100. The men were section hands and were seen walking out of town, shooting at telephone poles. Mamois’ body was found with three bullet holes through the abdomen, his pockets turned inside out and his money missing.


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