A Death at Crooked Creek

A Death at Crooked Creek

"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama…The startling origin of the complex 'intention exception' to the hearsay evidence rule becomes canvas on which a ...

Author: Marianne Wesson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814784563

Category: History

Page: 405

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"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama…The startling origin of the complex 'intention exception' to the hearsay evidence rule becomes canvas on which a grand and marvelously detailed tale is told. This is modern narrative at its best: a marriage of spectacular writing and hard, documented truth presented by a brilliant author who doubles as a gifted and fastidious legal scholar and historian." —Andrew Popper, American University One winter night in 1879, at a lonely Kansas campsite near Crooked Creek, a man was shot to death. The dead man’s traveling companion identified him as John Hillmon, a cowboy from Lawrence who had been attempting to carve out a life on the blustery prairie. The case might have been soon forgotten and the apparent widow, Sallie Hillmon, left to mourn—except for the $25,000 life insurance policies Hillmon had taken out shortly before his departure. The insurance companies refused to pay on the policies, claiming that the dead man was not John Hillmon, and Sallie was forced to take them to court in a case that would reach the Supreme Court twice. The companies’ case rested on a crucial piece of evidence: a faded love letter written by a disappeared cigarmaker, declaring his intent to travel westward with a “man named Hillmon.” In A Death at Crooked Creek, Marianne Wesson re-examines the long-neglected evidence in the case of the Kansas cowboy and his wife, recreating the court scenes that led to a significant Supreme Court ruling on the admissibility of hearsay evidence. Wesson employs modern forensic methods to examine the body of the dead man, attempting to determine his true identity and finally put this fascinating mystery to rest. This engaging and vividly imagined work combines the drama, intrigue, and emotion of excellent storytelling with cutting-edge forensic investigation techniques and legal theory. Wesson’s superbly imagined A Death at Crooked Creek will have general readers, history buffs, and legal scholars alike wondering whether history, and the Justices, may have misunderstood altogether the events at that bleak winter campsite. Marianne Wesson is Professor of Law and President’s Teaching Scholar, University of Colorado Law School. She is the author of best-selling and prize-winning legal novels including Render up the Body, A Suggestion of Death, and Chilling Effect. She lives in a Colorado mountain valley with her husband, llamas, dogs, and visiting wildlife.
Categories: History

Death at Crooked Creek

Death at Crooked Creek

Jessie O'Bourne is delighted to be the invited guest artist at the Crooked Creek Art Expo held annually in Montana during March.

Author: Mary Ann Cherry

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1726382931

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Page: 400

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Jessie O'Bourne is delighted to be the invited guest artist at the Crooked Creek Art Expo held annually in Montana during March. Mother Nature is still blasting the area with snow and ice, however, so Jessie moves herself and her tomcat, Jack, out of her cold, but beloved motorhome, the Hawk, into the warmth and luxurious accommodations of the old log lodge hosting the art show. When Jessie discovers a dead body was hidden in the Hawk during her absence, she's thrown into a complex murder investigation tied to the death of a teenager. Soon, threatening notes and tiny toy tractors are delivered to her door and she calls on her big Norwegian friend, Detective Sergeant Arvid Abrahmsen, and old flame, Sheriff Russell Bonham, of Sage Bluff, to help investigate. Surrounded by painters and sculptors, Jessie is horrified to think that one of her talented friends is a killer. FBI art theft agent, Grant Kennedy, arrives in Crooked Creek to attend the auction and joins forces with Arvid and Russell. Their goal is to find the murderer before the latest death threat slipped under Jessie's door becomes a reality.
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Crooked Creek

Crooked Creek

dead as a doornail. He checked the horses and then grabbed their water pails
and walked through the trees to the river. Mist hung above the slack water and
the boy's breath mixed with it the way night mixes with dreams. A beaver had
piled ...

Author: Maximilian Werner

Publisher: Torrey House Press

ISBN: 9781937226084

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards for General Fiction Honorable Mention 2011 Utah Book Award Finalist "Maximilian Werner is a fresh and grounded writer, a welcome and original new voice." —THOMAS MCGUANE Crooked Creek takes place during the latter part of westward expansion and chronicles the lives (and deaths) of the Wood family. The Woods—Preston and Sara—must flee Arizona when they, along with Sara's parents and little brother Jasper, unwittingly get caught up in the plunder and sale of American Indian corpses and funerary objects. Preston, Sara, and Jasper end up in the Heber Valley of Utah, where they seek the support of Sara's Uncle Neff until they can be reunited with Sara's mother and father. But from the moment they ride into Heber, Preston and Sara learn that life in the valley is not as it appears, and that no matter how far we run, we cannot escape the past.
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Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume III 1906 1911

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume III 1906 1911

Death of Roy FRITTS Roy FRITTS, the 23 yr old son of John FRITTS of the
Memphis Mine section died Saturday of typhoid fever and was buried at Crooked
Creek Cemetery Sunday Rev. M. E. MILLER officiating. He had been ill 4 weeks
and ...

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304082367

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 799

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press, the Crittenden=Record Press, the Twice-a-Week Record-Press and the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 1906 through 1911. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden and surrounding counties in Kentucky.
Categories: History

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume V 1918 1922 Addendum 1904 1907

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume V 1918 1922 Addendum 1904 1907

DEATH OF MRS. SARAH FORD On September 6, Mrs. Sarah FORD, wife of
Martin FORD, died at her home near Crooked Creek Church. She was in her
seventy-second year and the mother of six children, Josie, Connie, Lee, Russell
and ...

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304946737

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 740

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 03 January 1918 through 29 August 1918 and issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 07 August 1919 through 22 December 1922. An Addendum is located at the end of this volume and includes issues of The Crittenden Record dating from 15 July 1904 through 08 February 1907 which were made available after Volume II and Volume III were published.
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The Historical Record

The Historical Record

373 Brockville , County of Leeds , Canada , May Crooked Creek . . . . . . . . . 380 ...
It gives place and time County , Tenn . , Oct . 23 , 1820 ; is still alive of birth and
death of most of the and acts as Bishop of Pleasant Grove first Ward . Utah Co .

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044100152594

Category: Mormon Church

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Categories: Mormon Church

Report of the Commissioner of Insurance

Report of the Commissioner of Insurance

This description was exactly that of the dead man , except as to the small scar . ...
is now dead , but whether he died at the date of the killing at Crooked creek ; in
other words , whether the proofs of death made by Mrs. Hillmon were good .

Author: Kansas. Insurance Department

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924069740995

Category: Insurance

Page:

View: 152

Vol. for 1880 includes Compilation of the insurance laws of the States of Kansas in force Apr. 15, 1881. 1885-86 includes insurance laws passed 1885-86.
Categories: Insurance

Annual Report of the Kansas Insurance Department

Annual Report of the Kansas Insurance Department

This description was exactly that of the dead man , except as to the small scar . ...
is now dead , but whether he died at the date of the killing at Crooked creek ; in
other words , whether the proofs of death made by Mrs. Hillmon were good .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112088135220

Category: Insurance

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View: 299

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Annual Report of the Superintendent of Insurance of the State of Kansas

Annual Report of the Superintendent of Insurance of the State of Kansas

This description was exactly that of the dead man , except as to the small scar . ...
is now dead , but whether he died at the date , of the killing at Crooked creek ; in
other words , whether the proofs of death made by Mrs. Hillmon were good .

Author: Kansas. Insurance Department

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HL2DTE

Category: Insurance

Page:

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Counties of Cumberland Jasper and Richland Illinois

Counties of Cumberland  Jasper and Richland  Illinois

To this last marriage have been born two children — Anna M. and Sarah O. Mr.
Hutson's father was one of the earliest settlers of Crooked Creek, and was for
several years a Justice of the Peace. He died June 7, 1883; his wife died
February ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082208871

Category: Cumberland County (Ill.)

Page: 821

View: 867

Categories: Cumberland County (Ill.)

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume IV 1912 1917

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices  Volume IV  1912 1917

She was not only the pet of family, but of the neighbors, and her death is
mourned by all who knew her. ... W. H. THURMAN, an aged citizen of Crooked
Creek section died of pelagra Sunday morning and was buried at McMICAN
graveyard.

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304625106

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 981

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 04 January 1912 through 20 December 1917. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden and surrounding counties in Kentucky.
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Social Life in the Crooked Creek Area

Social Life in the Crooked Creek Area

PARENT - TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS — Two parent - teacher organizations
were active in the Crooked Creek territory . The association in the village of
Ernest had but one farmer member while that at Marion Center where there was
a joint ...

Author: Howard Jacob Bonser

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112019827861

Category: Pennsylvania

Page: 29

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History of Houston County

History of Houston County

Mr . consin after their treaty with the United States in Franz Hurdelbrink reached
Crooked Creek in 1857 , 1837 , in which ... until they finally disappeared
altogether , and The first remembered death , was that of a child here “ Where
they lived ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX52FR

Category: Dakota Indians

Page: 526

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Categories: Dakota Indians

The School at Crooked Creek

The School at Crooked Creek

But three months of attending school for the first time sounds as pleasant as being a catfish choked to death on a sandbar. Set in central Indiana in the 1820s, this short chapter book depicts frontier life from a young boy's point of view.

Author: Laurie Lawlor

Publisher:

ISBN: 1457521180

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 76

View: 270

Beansie loves his free and simple life with Ma, Pap, and his sister, Louisa, on their Indiana homestead. But now his parents want him to go to the new log cabin school, where he'll be cooped up inside all day. How will he and Louisa find their way to school and back? How will Beansie cope with rough boys such as Oliver Sweeny, who can outrun, outlick, and outholler anybody? In this heartwarming and homespun chapter book set on the central Indiana frontier in the 1820s, a young boy finds courage and his way. The School at Crooked Creek "Living in a one-room cabin at the edge of a wood with Ma, Pa, and his older sister is just fine with six-year-old Beansie. But three months of attending school for the first time sounds as pleasant as being a catfish choked to death on a sandbar. Set in central Indiana in the 1820s, this short chapter book depicts frontier life from a young boy's point of view...It's a folksy, funny portrayal of the time and place."
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The History of Cedar County Iowa

The History of Cedar County  Iowa

He made a claim near the mouth of Crooked Creek , and , leaving his son William
in charge , returned to La Porte ... The family settled on the claim in October or
November , 1836 , and where the father continued to live until his death , in 1846
.

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081919361

Category: Cedar County (Iowa)

Page: 711

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Categories: Cedar County (Iowa)

History of Erie County Pennsylvania

History of Erie County  Pennsylvania

The old gentleman resided with his son James , near the mouth of Elk Creek ,
from 1841 , the year of his wife's death , until ... It is a common remark that the
land between Walnut Creek , in Fairview , and Crooked Creek , in Springtield , is
the ...

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ISBN: UVA:X000108152

Category: Erie County (Pa.)

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Categories: Erie County (Pa.)

The Reformed Presbyterian and Covenanter

The Reformed Presbyterian and Covenanter

In his death, which was sudden, but a few days illness, his family has lost a loving
and affectionate father, and the ... About the year 1808, she joined the Associate
Reformed Church, Crooked Creek missionary station, Muskingum Co., Ohio, ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172105729424

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The Crooked Creek Guidebook

The Crooked Creek Guidebook

Provided that the correlation of Reed Dolomite with Stirling Quartzite is correct (
Mount and Signor , 1991 ) , relationships in Death Valley support this eastward
increase in multicycle terrigenous material . Subunit ( 5 ) , fine - grained oolitic
buff ...

Author: Clarence A. Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053930486

Category: Biology

Page: 132

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Categories: Biology

History of Indianapolis and Marion County Indiana

History of Indianapolis and Marion County  Indiana

John also built the road , near Eagle Creek . ... He built one of the first sawquarter
of section 4 , township 15 , range 2 , eighty- mills of Marion County , located on
Crooked Creek , three acres . ... His death was caused by an accident on David
Faussett , the south part of the southwest a steamboat . quarter of section 9 ...

Author: Berry Robinson Sulgrove

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067918185

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Page: 666

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Chronicles of Border Warfare Or

Chronicles of Border Warfare   Or

Some short distance above the entrance of the Kenbawa river into Ohio , there is
a stream , called Crooked creek , emptying ... His death checked for a time the
ardor of his troops , and spread a gloom over the countenances of those , who
had ...

Author: Alexander Scott Withers

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89073168593

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 447

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Categories: Indians of North America