Shot By A Desperado

The Following article was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on 1 July 1891 and concerns the murder of Elijah Henry Wishart, a veteran of the Civil War, by Frank Pierce, a man with a ‘reputation’ who gunned down Wishart after he tried to stop him dumping rubbish in a local graveyard. Elijah was born […]

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The North Carolina Fiends

The following newspaper article was published in the Sacramento Daily Union on 24 May 1872 and concerns the murder of Captain Frances Marion Wishart, a member of the local police guard from Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina. He was born on 13 September 1837 in Maxton and was the son of Eli Wishart and Mary […]

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