Friday, May 28, 2010

May 28

May 28, 1838: A trial is held for Octavious Barron for Rochester's first murder. The trial lasted 10 days, Barron was found guilty and was executed on July 25.

Sources and Further Reading
  1. Rochester History (July 1942) v. 4, n. 1, pg 14-16
May 28, 1903: Dr. Francis Tumblety dies and is returned to Rochester to be interred in Rochester's Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Tumblety, raised in Rochester was considered a suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders. He was also briefly arrested but released for suspicion in aiding in the assassination of President Lincoln.

Sources and Further Reading
  1. Wikipedia: Francis_Tumblety 
  2. Vogt, Robert E.; Rochester History (Spring 2005); v. LXVII, n. 2, pg 27
  3. Tumblety, Francis; Narrrative of Dr. Tumblety (1872); Russells' American steam printing house


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