Katie DeWitt James Murder of 1905
"I recently came across your website and the article on the murder of Katie DeWitt James. Katie's mother was my great-great-aunt. I have trying to research this mystery myself and wondered how you came up with the information that her husband was a hack driver?
As for her daughter... Once the dust settled, Mr. James took custody of their daughter and placed her with a relative of his, and refused to let Katie's father have any contact with her. She died when she was only 8 - years old.
There is another article from the Arapohoe Bee that says Katie and Fannie were friends and had tried to kill Luther James in the past, but this appears to be based on information obtained from the two husbands after both women were dead. I find it kind of curious myself.
As for Lulu Blanche, once the dust settled down she was returned to her father who boarded her with one of his relatives. He refused to let Henry DeWitt see her or give her any information about her. Lucie died when she was 8 - years old." -- Bill Slack - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
[Editor's Note: 1905 News - Remains of Murdered Mrs. James Found Near Weatherford (OK)... The Oklahoman News article dated September 1, 1905, pg. 6, had the following articles concerning a "Body Discovered" & "Remains of the Murdered Mrs. James Found Near Weatherford" (Oklahoma). Mrs. Norton, who was with the Murdered woman when last seen, committed suicide at Shawnee, Oklahoma after being arrested. Checkout our OkieLegacy article HERE.]
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