A Death at Crooked Creek

A Death at Crooked Creek

Their clients' position was that even if John Hillmon really had died at Crooked
Creek, the defendants should prevail if the jury were convinced that his purpose
there had been to defraud the insurance companies. Green and his colleagues ...

Author: Marianne Wesson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814789452

Category: History

Page: 400

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"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama. Anyone with an interest in law, history, or, for that matter, great storytelling will fall in love with A Death at Crooked Creek. 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.
Categories: History

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

View: 671

"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

Category:

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.
Categories: Fiction

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: 682

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: 626

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.
Categories: History

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: 591

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.
Categories: History

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume Ii 1900 1905

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume Ii 1900 1905

Pitt GUESS, who lived about two miles Southeast of Marion died suddenly
Saturday night and was buried at Crooked Creek Sunday. Mrs. Elizabeth
THOMAS, relict of the late Rev. R. Y. THOMAS, and one of the best known
women in western ...

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304082190

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 967

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 1900 through 1905. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden, Caldwell and Livingston Counties in Kentucky.
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Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania

Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland County  Pennsylvania

In 1756 he father ) settled in Derry township about 1785 . came to America and
settled on the banks of Nathaniel Doty , Jr. ( great - grandfather ) , born “ Crooked
creek , ” in Westmoreland county ( now in 1757 , and died in 1814 , had been a ...

Author: John M. Gresham

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000012527717

Category: Pennsylvania

Page: 744

View: 728

Categories: Pennsylvania

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: 415

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 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112088135220

Category: Insurance

Page:

View: 493

Categories: Insurance

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:

View: 259

Categories: Insurance

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume I 1886 1899

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume I 1886 1899

E. B. BLACKBURN will preach the funeral sermon of Mrs. Roe GILBERT at
Crooked Creek, on the 4th Sunday. He will also preach at Baker's School house
on the 5th Sunday at 11 o'clock. Mr. Thos. RUSHING, an old citizen of the Piney
Fork ...

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304080974

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 366

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 1886 through 1899. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden County and neighboring counties in Kentucky.
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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 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044100152594

Category: Mormon Church

Page:

View: 475

Categories: Mormon Church

Silver Hearts Mills Boon Vintage 90s Modern

Silver Hearts  Mills   Boon Vintage 90s Modern

But it's a matter of life or death that I make Crooked Creek by Friday noon. Now
put down that rifle and gather your things. We're losing time we don't have.”
Noelle raised her rifle. “It's you who does not understand, Mr. Savage. You're not
 ...

Author: Jackie Manning

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781408989456

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 474

Luke Savage Was Not A Marryin' Man. The funny thing was - Noelle Bellencourt just happened to come from a long line of folks with tricks up their sleeves. Certainly there was more to this Eastern miss than met the eye, for he suspected she had the power to transform his wandering ways!
Categories: Fiction

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082208871

Category: Cumberland County (Ill.)

Page: 821

View: 249

Categories: Cumberland County (Ill.)

Zell s Popular Encyclopedia

Zell s Popular Encyclopedia

Crooked Creek , in Iowa , a tributary of Skunk River , Crop'per's Depot , in
Kentucky , a post - office of throughout the Roman world . The cross is still
regardwhich it enters in Henry co . Shelby co . ed with the utmost veneration by
the Roman ...

Author: Leo de Colange

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001997956Y

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Imperial Reference Library

Imperial Reference Library

co , Crooked Creek , in Iowa , a tributary of Skunk river , Crop'per , in Kentucky , a
post - office of Shelby co .; throughout the Roman world . The cross is still
regardwhich it enters in Henry co . formerly called CROPPER'S DEPOT . ed with
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU06847757

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 890

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Frank Family History

The Frank Family History

Three children and a brother , Leonard Kasten , preceded him in death . ... 26 , at
his home in Crooked Creek Township after a long illness . Services were held at
2 p . m . Sept 29 , in the United Church of Christ at Crooked Creek . Rev .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89066399205

Category: Family History

Page: 462

View: 233

Peter Daniel Franck was born in Germany in 1773. He married Maria Margaretha Katherine Stibitz and they were the parents of six children. Several of their children came to America after their deaths and settled in Iowa and Minnesota. Information on many of their descendants both in America and Germany is given in this volume. Descendants now live in Iowa, Minnesota, California, Illinois, and elsewhere.
Categories: Family History

The Fritts Fritz Family Heritage

The Fritts  Fritz  Family Heritage

Philip's death occurred during a typhoid epidemic which claimed numerous lives
in the Crooked Creek community . Modenia and the girls were too ill to attend
funeral services for Philip . On 31 Jul 1896 , Phillip M. Fritts ( 1833 ) , Philip's
father ...

Author: Gregory Alan Fritts

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89073134967

Category:

Page:

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