Mr. F. Lassaux, Murdered - 1875
Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 8/30/2017 at 10:55:13
Wednesday, June 30, 1875
Paper: Dubuque Daily Times (Dubuque, Iowa)
A dispatch from Creston, Iowa, dated June 24th says: About 11 o’clock last night F. Lassaux, a merchant tailor of this city, living directly across the street from his store, hearing a burglar enter his shop by the back window, went to investigate. He entered the shop by the back door, and was struck on the head with a club, in the hands of the burglar, and knocked down. The thief escaped. Mr. Lassaux got up and returned to his home, apparently but little injured, but in the course of an hour became unconscious, and remained so until noon today, at which time he died from the effects of his injury. Five hundred dollar reward is offered by the city for the arrest of the murderer. Mr. Lassuax was one of our principal merchants, and highly respected by all who knew him.
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