94 -The Meeks Family Murders

In 1894, an injured young girl arrives on the doorstep of a Missouri farmhouse. She was Nellie Meeks, and she was the sole survivor of the murder of her entire family.

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Burnt Clothing of Gus Meeks.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 27, 1895.

Crime of Fiends.” St. Joseph Herald, May 12, 1894.

Final Pleas Being Made.” Kansas City Star, August 1, 1895.

Jerry South Gets His Reward.” St. Louis Globe-Democrat, May 1, 1896.

Jury Receives Instructions.” St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 2, 1895.

Looks Black for the Taylors.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 26, 1895.

Story of the Taylors.” Larned (KS) Eagle-Optic, September 13, 1895.

Taylor Is Hanged.” St. Joseph Herald, May 1, 1896.

Taylor Makes a Statement.” Mexico Weekly Intelligencer, April 30, 1896.

Taylor Taken to Carrollton.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 28, 1896.

The End of the Famous Meeks-Taylor Case.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 8, 1926.

The Taylors' Defense.” St. Joseph Weekly Gazette, April 2, 1895.

William Taylor Executed.” St. Louis Globe-Democrat, May 1, 1896.

William Taylor in Kansas City.” St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 11, 1896.

Nellie L. Meeks - Facts (ancestry.com)

John Blackwell Hale - Wikipedia

Thomas Miles Bresnehen (1860-1926) - Find A Grave Memorial

History in Hannibal: Folktale relates town's horror over Meeks' family murders | Article | hannibal.net

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