"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama.
Author: Marianne Wesson
Publisher: NYU Press
"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.
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.
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 ...
Author: Stephen Eskew
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.
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 ...
His hand rested against the grave. Emma reached out and covered Latimer's hand. “David lived a good life, and he wouldn't wish your death just so he ...
Author: MK McClintock
Publisher: Trappers Peak Publishing
THE WAR IS OVER BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH, BUT THE BATTLES AT HOME ARE JUST BEGINNING. Emma Hawkins is a dedicated doctor in the little town of Crooked Creek, Montana Territory. Casey Latimer is a wounded soldier in search of a new home and a new beginning. When Casey, battered and bruised, quite literally falls at Emma's feet, she is bound by duty to help him. What happens next is something Emma never expected. "Emma of Crooked Creek" is the first short story installment of the Crooked Creek series set in post-Civil War Montana. The Crooked Creek Series: "Emma of Crooked Creek" "Hattie of Crooked Creek" "Briley of Crooked Creek" "Clara of Crooked Creek"
She was not only the pet of family, but of the neighbors, and her death is mourned by all who ... She had been a member of Crooked Creek for many years.
Author: Stephen Eskew
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.
... the bullet entering the brain resulting in instantaneous death. ... been in ill health for some time, died February 14 and was buried at Crooked Creek.
Author: Stephen Eskew
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.
Looking like death warmed over. Laughter, surprised and unchecked, bubbled out of her throat and she clapped a hand over her mouth.
Author: Molly O'Keefe
From “a unique, not-to-be-missed voice in romantic fiction” (Susan Andersen) comes a poignant and deeply sensual contemporary trilogy with heart the size of Texas. In Molly O’Keefe’s wonderfully written novels, the tantalizing cowboys and headstrong heroines of Crooked Creek ranch struggle to find a place where they belong. And now they’re all rustled up together in one captivating eBook bundle. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Texas rancher Lyle Baker offers Tara Jean Sweet, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, a stake in his leather business if she plays the part of a gold-digging fiancée to lure his estranged children home. Now Lyle’s gone—and his ridiculously handsome son, Luc, an ice hockey star sidelined by injuries, is the new owner of Crooked Creek ranch. Being so close to sinfully sweet Tara Jean does crazy things to Luc’s priorities, like make him want to pry her deepest secrets from those irresistible lips. But when Tara Jean’s past demands a dirty showdown, will Luc stay and fight? CAN’T HURRY LOVE Victoria Baker, the penniless widow of a disgraced financier, is ready to make a new life for herself. She’s taking over Crooked Creek ranch, her birthright, and turning it into something special. All that stands in her way is Eli Turnbull, a rugged cowboy who wants the land just as badly. He’s devoted his life to Crooked Creek, and he’s not about to let some pampered city girl turn it into a spa. But their burning anger only fuels heat of another kind: uncontrollable passion. Soon Victoria and Eli each realize that the person standing in their way is the one they can never do without. CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE Dallas TV morning-show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable—but her iron will guards memories of a man she’s determined to lock out. Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream: Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin—still skating, still fighting, and still her ex-husband. Now the producers want this bad-boy heartbreaker to undergo an on-air makeover, and Billy, who has nothing to lose, agrees. It’s his only chance to get near Maddy again and be redeemed by the one thing that matters: her love.
DEATHS Francis Marion CRUCE died at his home near Tiline, Livingston Co., last Thursday ... He was a member of Crooked Creek church for over a half century.
Author: Stephen Eskew
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.
In every forest industry , Death stands ready to snatch a victim . A falling limb or a buckling tree may strike a chopper ; the swish of a log may break a ...
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
In 1874, the Hedrick family arrived in L 'Arbre croche or "crooked tree," as the Jesuit missionaries had called it one hundred and fifty years earlier. The wilderness of Little Traverse Bay had just been opened for homesteading, and the Hedricks joined a dozen other white families in the trading post of Little Traverse, situated in virgin forest. From the age of four until he left the area at eighteen, U. P. Hedrick saw the shabby trading post rum into the tidy village of Harbor Springs. In those years, mechanized logging replaced the homesteader's crosscut saw; the passenger pigeon disappeared; and the railroad arrived. Hedrick writes of his youth and shows himself to be a sharp and often witty observer of the little details of domestic life on the Michigan frontier. He expounds on cooking whitefish and blackberry rolypoly, on the farmer's "arsenal of axes," on pigs and their parts-both edible and useful, on wild and cultivated fruits, on trees, on kettles, and on Indians of the area. Lovers of Michigan's woods and fields, lakes and rivers; professional historians; and storytellers will find themselves delighted by Hedrick's account. The Land of the Crooked Tree is a Great Lakes Books reprint.
Author: Cumberland County Historical Society (Ill.)Publish On: 1973
death. she. married. Clifton. Roll. and. they. had one daughter . Later she married
George Haltermand . ( 5 ) Ralph born ... HANNERS , ISAAC SLONJO , born in Crooked Creek Twp . March 20 , 1892 , a son of John Thomas and Cynthia Jane
Author: Cumberland County Historical Society (Ill.)
Author: Christopher B. MuellerPublish On: 2018-11-12
See also Wesson, A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker and the Love Letter (NYU Press, 2013); Douglas McFarland, Dead Men ...
Author: Christopher B. Mueller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
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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 ...
From that day to the day of his death he was a consistent member and an active officer of the ... The remains were intered at Crooked Creek cemetery Sunday.
Author: Stephen Eskew
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.
The Wichita Expedition and the Fight on Crooked Creek William Young Chalfant. their fate . They faced death with a cool , calm deliberateness that aroused ...
Author: William Young Chalfant
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Without Quarter is the story of the first major U.S. army expedition against the Comanches between the Mexican and Civil wars. Chalfant first sets the historical context, then traces events to the climax at Crooked Creek on May 13, 1859.
Their round-up headquar- ters was on Crooked Creek, just south and east of Rocky Point. Foreman Johnny Lea, an ex-Texan, put them to work with his crew in ...
Author: Gary A. Wilson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Harvey "Kid Curry" Logan was an outlaw, gunfighter and infamous member of the Butch Cassidy gang. With more than fifteen killings attributed to him, and given his involvement in the Butch Cassidy gang, "Kid Curry" was as renowned a figure as you were likely to find west of the Mississippi. Short of stature yet enormous in reputation, after Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fled for South America, Logan became the most wanted outlaw in the United States. He was finally captured--only to escape from his Tennessee prison in 1903. Until now little has been readily known about the man nicknamed the "tiger of the wild bunch." With unique access to the research, author Gary Wilson deftly separates fact from fiction, providing readers with a complete and authoritative biography.
But in 1782 there was another death in the Campbell family . This time it was the
father who , according to his widow , " died at his own house on Crooked Creek ,
McClenborough County , N . C . ” 8 Dr . Campbell did not bequeath much ...
A Boggy Death Trap Shogun became skittish as we neared the old reservoir on Crooked Creek . He pricked his ears and began sidestepping nervously . You
muttered something and gave him a boot heel in the ribs . He straightened out
Author: John L. Moore
Category: Fathers and sons
From runaway horses to disastrous drought, from numbing cold to prairie fires, John Moore tells in heartfelt and simple prose the lessons of life learned from living on the land. Whether working, riding, or traveling with his son, Moore uses each opportunity to reinforce his values of love for God and for the land. And as his son grows, Moore himself learns the hard lesson of loosening the reins--learning to let go and allowing his son to learn from his own mistakes.
BJP 1/2001 see above source pg 14 left col bottom KEENEY Ransom Wellsboro
Agitator , Tioga , PA - Wednesday , October 28 , 1903 Crooked Creek , Oct 27 -- The death , at his home here on the 19th instant , of Mr Ransom Keeney , aged ...