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Williams Album 0 : p. 57
Calumet Public School Library

Trials (Murder)



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Newspaper clippings on various topics (1936). Page is hand numbered ""57"". -- May 9, 1936 - Obiturary of Thomas Hodges, of Old Allouez. Died at Calumet and Hecla hospital, was employee of Ahmeek mine. Inquest to be held by Jacob Hirvela. Survived by Ellen Hodges, Mrs. Fred Effinger, Dorothy Hodges, Thomas Hodges, Richard Hodges, Gordon Hodges, Mrs, Richard Hodges, Richard Hodges, Ernest Hodges, sam Hodges, William Hodges, Ella Hodges, Mrs. Roland Hosking, Mrs. Frances Charrier, Mrs. Phil Kramer, and Mrs. Frank Polancish. Body taken to Ryan funeral home. -- May 4, 1936 - Nicholas Kramer of Ahmeek charged with manslaughter in death of Thomas Hodges of Old Allouez. Arraigned before Justice James H. Richards. Hodges died at Calumet and Hecla hospital, struck down on highway U. S. 41 .Funeral held at Sacred Heart church with Rev. Fr. Harrington. Internment at Lakeview cemetery. -- Nicholas Kramer, Ahmeek mine foreman found guilty by Keweenaw County circuit court, in death of Richard Hodges [sic] of Allouez, sentence imposed by Judge John G. Stone. Attorney Jacob W. Hirvela assisted by William Pellow of Bessemer. Law firm of Spencer and McCormack represented defense. -- June 26, 1936 - Edward Seppala recaptured by Sheriff Thomas Parks inhome of David Seppala of Blue Jacket. Search by Keweenaw county authorities assisted by Houghton county and Michigan state police. Seppala charged with theft from county road commission arehouse at Phoenix. Sentenced earlier for burglarizing homes at Gratiot Lake. Charle Waara sounded alarm of escape. -- June 18, 1936 - Trial of Nicholas Kramer, Ahmeek mine foreman, ends, charged in death of Thomas Hodges of Allouez. Judge John G. Sloan at Keweenaw county circuit court, attorneys Jacob W. Hirvela, William Pellow, of Bessemer, N. C. Spencer, and Edward McCormack. Mentioned Louis Pastor. Mention of places Yelllow Jacket, Laurium, Calumet, Allouez Hill U. S. 41. Louise Kramer , Corrine Kramer, Russell Waters mentioned. Hodges died at Calumet and Hecla hospital. Investigation by Keweenaw couunty officers and Calumet and Hecla police. Trial at Eagle River. Jury members were: John Keikkinen, Edward Touriniemi, Matt Hendrickson, Edward Lamerand, Clarence Lamerand, Roy Hepting, Charles Richards, Hiram Doty, Hermen Jurmu, Harrison Bamert, William Bergh and Joseph Hoffenbecker. -- May, 1936 - Edward Seppala escapes from Keweenaw county jail at Eagle River. Charged with theft from county road commission warehouse at Phoenix. Was arrested earlier by Sheriff Thomas parks along with Charles Waara, lived inBlue Jacket, sentenced earlier with burglarizing home at Gratiot Lake. Sheriff enlists aid of Michigan state police and Houghtom county officers in first jail break in Keweenaw county. -- Aug., 1936 - Eagle Harbor celebrates extension of electric power into the Keweenaw community. PWA workers hold picnic at Harbor tourist park with Keweenaw Workman's club. Keweenaw band played, speakers included: William E. Smith, Francis Allegretti, Frank E. Hook (he also was speaker at WPA picnic) and Edward McCormack.

Williams Album 0 : p. 57

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