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Benjamin Dale Akers killed in a holdup in 1931. by Daniel Champion (dchamp3599@aol.com bounced) on 2003-03-28 8:39 p.m.

Trying to find more information about the killing of Benjamin Dale Akers in a holdup about 24 September 1931. He ran a hamburger stand in Prescott.

      Benjamin Dale Akers killed in a holdup in 1931. by Jerry McKelvy (sandman43@att.net) on 2003-04-24 4:35 p.m.

Here is the newspaper article from The Nevada News dated 9-24-1931. No information was given regarding the actual holdup attempt.

Wounds Received in Attempted Holdup Prove Fatal.

Benjamin D. Akers 65 died at his home at 12:30 a.m. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, F. M. Akers of Cheyenne, WY and J. H. Akers of Memphis, TN.; 1 daughter, Mrs. M. E. Love of Memphis, TN; 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Charles Taylor of Terre Haute, IN; 1 brother, J. W. Akers of Vancover, D.C.; 1 sister, Mrs. Emma McRae of Prescott. Funeral will be at the home on West Walnut St. tomorrow afternoon at 2 oclock. Interment in DeAnn Cemetery.

            searching old news papers by shirl jones (etcmky@aol.com bounced) on 2007-01-17 11:08 p.m.

guess there is no need to search old news papers . i am looking for a charles or charlie thornton. he was murdered in the thirties.. all old family members are dead. so i cant find any info.......

my mother, nor any of her sisters never talked about this murder, or talked about a brother name charlie..it was like he never existed...

i only found out at age fifty, when my aunt wanted to mention it to me.. all she said ... there was this brother named charlie and he was murdered. wouldnt say why. or any other info.

                  his name was john wallace thornton. think they may of called him charlie by s.j (etcmky@aol.com) on 2007-03-13 8:27 p.m.

found out later that his name was john wallace thornton. he was born 1897 murderd in 1920..think this was in prescott

                  his name was john wallace thornton by shirl (flylnmonkey@aol.com) on 2007-04-09 12:28 a.m.

he was murdered in 1920, or 1917, i have a date of march 22 1917

he was 23 years old. if my information is correct..

his name john wallace thornton........son of richard and elizabeth adams thornton

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