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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Ticket to see a hanging!

Ticket to see a hanging!

This ticket was issued to see the last public hanging in Dunklin County, Missouri. Admission was limited to ticket holders.

Miller Kitchell

This is Joe Manning. A man named Miller Kitchell died in Dunklin County, Missouri, on Sept 9, 1940. He was 80 years old. His death certificate gave his occupation as a farmer.

Miller Kitchell

It seems like Miller Kitchell was present at other hangings in Kennett, MO (link).

Sheriff

who was the Sheriff in Kennett in 1935?

 
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