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Boone County, IL
 Crime News Stories



Detroit, July 27 - Last night Chief of Police Baines, of Windsor, Ontario, opposite this city, and Sheriff Ames of Boone County, Illinois went to a hotel at Belle River, a small town on the Great Western Railroad, about seventeen miles from Windsor, and arrested a man alleged to be Dr. Thomas N. Cream, whose doings in Chicago made so much of a sensation a few months ago, where he was charged with being an abortionist.  He is now accused of the murder of Daniel Scott, of Belvidere, Illinois, by means of poison administered in a prescription of the Doctor's who was attending the man.  Cream is now in jail and will be examined for extradition next week. [Source: Memphis Daily Appeal, Memphis TN, July 28, 1881, MB, transcribed by a FoFG]


In the Circuit Court of Boone county, Illinois, yesterday, Doctor
Thomas N Cream was convicted of the murder of Daniel Stott of Garden Prairie, and was sentenced to the penitentiary for life after the application of his counsel for a new trial had been overruled. [19 Oct 1881; The Wheeling Register (WVa) - Submitted by K. Torp]


Aurora, Ill. - Ed B. Kimball, Chicago stock dealer, arrest at Belvidere for trying to kidnap his own child from hone of Mrs. J.C. Bordner [The Day book., (Chicago, IL), September 19, 1912 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Governor Fifer yesterday pardoned
Henry Lawson, of Boone County Illinois out of the penitentiary. He was sentenced for five years for robbery [27 Dec 1891; Chicago Herald, Submitted by K. Torp]

Chicago, Illinois, June 23 - Much excitement exists at Belvidere, Boone county, in consequence of the murder of a young woman named
Ellen Slade. The affair came to light last week. Two persons are charged with causing her death. One a merchant named Koth, her seducer; the other a doctor, named Woodward. The latter is charged with causing death by attempting to produce premature birth. Dr. Woodward fled, but was arrested. A reward of $500 is offered by the citizens for the apprehension of Koth. [June 27, 1851, The Sun (Maryland) - Submitted by K. Torp]

The Mormon prisoners, with
Joe Smith at their head, escaped in a batch a short time since, and are now in Illinois. They were being removed from Clay to Boone county, on a change of venue. [14 May 1839, The Times Picayune - Submitted by K. Torp]



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