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CURTIS, Elam

ENOCH (Enrich) THOMPSON & wife -- robbed by Elam Curtis

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune - 13 January 1898 p 2

Veedersburg, Ind., Jan. 13 - This county came near being thrown into mob violence caused by robbery and nearly murder. A few night since Enrich Thompson and wife were visited by burglars at their home near here and Mrs. Thompson was knocked down and a large gash was cut on her forehead. They were both then put in a closet and locked up and were not found until the next day. A detective of Indianapolis was hired, who commenced work on the case. Friday he arrested Alam Curtis, who was given a preliminary examination and bound over to court in $1,000 bonds. Five hundred neighbors of Thompson gathered here and there was frequent talk of mob violence. It is thought that Curtis will be hanged by a mob if his guilt is established. - -

Source: Logansport Pharos - 8 March 1898

Covington, Ind., March 8 - Elam Curtis, who assaulted and robbed Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Thompson, a venerable couple residing near Veedersburg, subjecting them to numerous indignities, and finally driving them into a closet, where they remained for hours as prisoners, was found guilty.

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