101 - The Mystery of J.C.R.

An unidentified, mostly noncommunicative man in a Minnesota mental hospital, known as J.C.R., was the plaintiff in a case to prove his identity as a North Dakota rancher's son.  Who was J.C.R.?  Will we ever know?

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Accused of Writing Bogus Checks.” Washington Post, January 7, 1905.

Aphasia Victim May Be Naval Officer.” New York Tribune, May 26, 1913.

Are Positive of Identity.” Long Beach Telegram (California), May 23, 1913.

Bullets Write New Chapter in 'J.C.R.' Mystery.” Leavenworth Times (Kansas), May 4, 1917.

Caldwell Will Case Postponed.” Grand Forks Herald (North Dakota), August 27, 1917.

Dorothy Harris Claims to be Daughter of 'J.C.R.' and Heir to a Large Fortune.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, November 16, 1919.

Famous Identity Case Concluded Late Last Week.” Dickinson Press (North Dakota), January 20, 1917.

Found Paralyzed.” La Crosse Tribune (Wisconsin), July 13, 1907.

Four Others Identify 'Aye-Hee' as Ramsey.” Oregon Daily Journal, May 23, 1913.

Girl, 18, Claims 'J.C.R.' Mystery man as Father.” Maurice Times (Iowa), December 11, 1919.

Hopes of Fortune Depend on Flute.” Spokane Daily Chronicle, November 17, 1919.

Insane Prisoner Attacks Sheriff.” Billings Gazette (Montana), August 10, 1917.

Is He? Or Is He Not? Week of Court Serves to Deepen Mystery of 'J.C.R.'.” Dickinson Press (North Dakota), January 6, 1917.

'J.C.R. Again in Our City.” Dickinson Press (North Dakota), July 31, 1915.

'J.C.R.' Face to Face With Lost Identity.” Chicago Inter Ocean, January 17, 1914.

J.C.R. Identified as James Harris Now Making Home with Former Wife.” Ward County Independent (Minnesota), August 26, 1920.

'J.C.R.' in Visit to Dickinson.” Bismarck Tribune, November 14, 1921.

'J.C.R.' on Co. Wants to Let Go.” Dickinson Press (North Dakota), April 10, 1915.

'J.C.R.,' the Man of Mystery, Declared Seen in Spokane.” Spokane Chronicle (Washington), January 24, 1920.

'J.C.R.' Walks to Dickinson.” Williston Graphic (North Dakota), August 5, 1915.

Man of Mystery Found.” Seattle Star, January 27, 1920.

Mrs. Pitkin Has an Unenviable Record.” Fargo Forum and Daily Republican (North Dakota), December 14, 1914.

Mysterious 'J.C.R.' Identified as Man Missing since 1906.” St. Louis Star and Times (Missouri), November 19, 1914.

Mystery Man for 13 Years is Brought Home.” Minneapolis Morning Tribune, August 18, 1920.

Mystery Man of Stark is Paralyzed.” Bismarck Tribune, January 31, 1921.

Noted Murder Case in North Dakota.” Rapid City Journal (North Carolina), June 19, 1917.

Says She is Wrong.” Long Beach Telegram (California), May 22, 1913.

'Silent Man' an Oklahoman?” Oklahoma Weekly Leader, May 29, 1913.

Slayer of Two Caldwells Held Insane by Jury.” August 14, 1917.

State News and Comment.” Bismarck Daily Tribune (North Dakota), April 10, 1915.

Strange Case of 'J.C.R.' the Man of Mystery Who Has Apparently Lost All Track of Himself.” Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina), November 9, 1913.

Trial of Mike Chumack Likely to be Postponed.” Hope Pioneer (North Dakota), June 14, 1917.

Wife Looks for Jas. P. Harris.” Tampa Times, January 13, 1920.

Burnett, W. Fulton. “The Case of the Mysterious J.C.R.” North Dakota Law Review, volume 25, number 4 (1949).

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James H. Caldwell - Facts (ancestry.com)

Waseca County Minnesota Railroad Stations (west2k.com)

Strange Company: Who Was J.C.R.?

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