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Charles Whitton, prisoner 9650

Charles Whitton, prisoner 9650
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 8, 1901
This photograph shows inmate Charles Whitton, prisoner #9650. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on February 8, 1901 from Harper County, Kansas for arson. Aliases he went by include Charley Whitton.


Criminal X-Ray

Criminal X-Ray
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: April 1915
Criminal X-Ray, Volume I, No. 3, published by The Kansas State Penitentiary for the Bureau of Identification. The booklet contains photographs, physical descriptions, sentencing information, and relatives of prison escapees, and parole violaters. The publication was used by police authories, sheriffs, and detective agencies to identify and arrest escapees and parole violaters. A reward is listed for each individual.


Elisha Tabor, prisoner 9646

Elisha Tabor, prisoner 9646
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 30, 1901
This photograph shows inmate Elisha Tabor, prisoner #9646. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on January 29, 1901 from Franklin County, Kansas for arson.


Eugene H. Mikesell and Ed Stull, prisoners 8448 and 8442

Eugene H. Mikesell and Ed Stull, prisoners 8448 and 8442
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 27, 1901
This photograph shows inmates Eugene H. Mikesell, prisoner #8448 and Ed Stull, prisoner #8442. Eugene H. Mikesell was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on February 16, 1898 from Bourbon County, Kansas for arson. Inmate Ed Stull was received at the penitentiary on February 10, 1898 from Elk County, Kansas for forgery.


Ezra Burris and James H. Baker, prisoners 8507 and 7741

Ezra Burris and James H. Baker, prisoners 8507 and 7741
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 20, 1901
This photograph shows inmates Ezra Burris, prisoner #8507 and James H. Baker, prisoner #7741. Ezra Burris, also known by the surname Burns, was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on March 26, 1898 from Montgomery County, Kansas for murder. Inmate James H. Baker was received at the penitentiary on April 4, 1896 from Cowley County, Kansas for forgery and arson.


George W. Walker and Frank Harvey, prisoners 6385 and 9244

George W. Walker and Frank Harvey, prisoners 6385 and 9244
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 24, 1901
This photograph shows inmates George W. Walker, prisoner #6385 and Frank Harvey, prisoner #9244. George W. Walker was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on December 23, 1892 from Lyon County, Kansas for burglary, larceny and arson. Frank Harvey was received at the penitentiary on March 9, 1900 from Wilson County, Kansas for burlgary and larceny.


Kansas Territory versus Henry Alderman for arson

Kansas Territory versus Henry Alderman for arson
Date: crime September 7,1856
This case file relates to the charge against Henry Alderman for arson in September of 1856 in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. On September 26th, 1856, Sidney Ward appeared before associated Justice Sterling G. Cato and testified that on September 7th, 1856, Henry Alderman, William Tacket, and others burned down the house of her husband, George Ward. A warrant was issued but was returned by the U.S. marshal unserved. Destruction of personal property was common in 1856, as tensions between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers resulted in conflicts such as the Sacking of Lawrence and Pottawatomie Massacre.


Lizzie Cardish

Lizzie Cardish
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: June 15, 1906
A photograph of Lizzie Cardish, a United States civilian prisoner at Fort Leavenworth and housed at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas. Cardish, a Native American, was found guilty of arson on a government reservation in Wisconsin and sentenced to life in prison. At the time she was sentenced, Cardish was age 15. Her sentence was commuted six years later at age 21.


Louis Johnson and Wm. Herbert, prisoners 6245 and 9252

Louis Johnson and Wm. Herbert, prisoners 6245 and 9252
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: April 14, 1901
This photograph shows inmates Louis Johnson, prisoner #6245 and Wm. Herbert, prisoner #9252. Louis Johnson was received at the Kansas State Penitenitary on June 15, 192 from Wyandotte County, Kansas for arson, burglary and larceny. Wm. Herbert was received at the penitentiary on March 13, 1900 from Douglas County, Kansas for burglary and attempted rape. This was his second term at the penitentiary.


Mary Savage correspondence

Mary Savage correspondence
Creator: Savage, Mary
Date: October 1863-November 1863
These two letters from Mary Savage detail her experience with Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas. Mary describes seeing homes and businesses burning and women trying to put the fires out, hiding in nearby fields so not to be seen by Quantrill's men, to taking care of the wounded and dead after the raiders left.


Oliver P. Jewell and John A. Kimmel, prisoners 7799 and 7824

Oliver P. Jewell and John A. Kimmel, prisoners 7799 and 7824
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 16, 1901
This photograph shows inmates Oliver P. Jewell, 7799, and John A. Kimmel, 7824. Oliver P. Jewell was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on May 26, 1896 from Woodward County, Oklahoma for murder. John A. Kimmel was received at the penitentiary on June 22, 1896 from Allen County, Kansas for grand larceny and arson.


Ollie Boyd and Ralph Clark, prisoners 9305 and 7954

Ollie Boyd and Ralph Clark, prisoners 9305 and 7954
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 17, 1901
This photograph shows inmates Ollie Boyd, 9305, and Ralph Clark, 7954. Ollie Boyd was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on March 31, 1900 from Logan County, Oklahoma for arson. Ralph Clark was received at the penitentiary on December 14, 1896 from Wyandotte County, Kansas for robbery.


Thos. Worman and W. E. Brown, prisoners 9331 and 9382

Thos. Worman and W. E. Brown, prisoners 9331 and 9382
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 26, 1901
This photograph shows inmate Thomas Worman, 9331, and W.E. Brown, 9382. Thomas Worman was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on April 25, 1900 from Atchison County, Kansas for arson. See also Unit ID 311270. W.E. Brown was received at the penitentiary on May 27, 1900 from Sedgwick County, Kansas for forgery.


Thos. Worman, prisoner 9331

Thos. Worman, prisoner 9331
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: April 25, 1900
This photograph shows inmate Thomas Worman, 9331. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on April 25, 1900 from Atchison County, Kansas for arson.


William Woodward and W. M. Smith, prisoners 7837 and 9020

William Woodward and W. M. Smith, prisoners 7837 and 9020
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 24, 1901
This photograph shows inmates William Woodward, 7837, and W.M. Smith, 9020. William Woodward was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on July 3, 1896 from Shawnee County, Kansas for arson. W.M. Smith was received at the penitentiary on September 11, 1899 from Reno County, Kansas for escaping from the Reformatory.


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