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Index to Life Prisoner's Statements: State Prison at Michigan City

In the early 1900’s the Board of State Charities conducted interviews with inmates at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana
Each prisoner was given the opportunity to give his side of the story.
The men often named family members and others involved in the crime for which they were sentenced,
and discussed whether or not attempts had been made to secure a parole or pardon

 

Name

Date of sentence

ID No.

Volume

Page

Abbott, Louis

1878/10/05

8

1

61

Adams, Randall

1895/02/19

312

1

164

Adams, William

1899/04/20

1490

1

264

Alexander, Martin

1894/03/09

144

1

148

Andrews, James

1903/07/06

2610

2

166

Aszman, Edward C.

1890/11/17

51

1

118

Baker, James

1882/03/18

13

1

272

Baker, Lewis

1901/01/26

1938

2

118

Benson, William

1889/04/17

366

1

173

Blackwood, James

1887/01/31

22

1

78

Blume, William

1899/04/18

1473

1

261

Booker, Siemon

1894/06/15

151

1

274

Boyd, William

1900/04/20

1732

2

114

Bridgewater, William

1898/02/19

1274

1

240

Brown, Claburn C.

1892/06/16

2336

2

137

Brown, Cyrus

1895/02/18

318

1

169

Burke, Jack

1898/04/23

1166

1

224

Burton, James

1897/11/29

1038

1

206

Caves, James

1891/03/17

69

1

132

Clay, Fred

1905/11/25

3309

2

250

Clements, Henry

1902/03/31

2281

2

74

Cline, John

1898/07/23

1272

1

238

Constantus, Vassil

1905/10/28

3273

2

244

Cook, William

1905/03/14

3110

2

242

Coolman, Claude L.

1903/10/03

2641

2

176

Corey, Thamer

1898/10/23

1316

1

244

Coryell, Frank

1898/01/28

1092

1

213

Cripe, Frank

1884/01/28

3179

2

231

Darling, Clifford

1904/12/02

2996

2

210

Davidson, Thomas

1890/07/08

53

1

121

Derrigo, William

1899/09/29

1552

1

280

Dickerson, Nelson

1900/03/02

1682

2

58

Donahue, Edward

1905/02/23

3107

2

225

Drake, Ralph

1894/10/05

165

1

150

Duncan, David

1900/04/17

1726

2

110

Dunn, Charles

1902/02/03

2238

2

79

Ellis, Fred

1898/04/28

1217

1

226

Esra, John

1895/04/18

355

1

171

Eubanks, Henry B.

1890/12/23

54

1

124

Fenninger, John

1902/12/01

2467

2

159

Ferriter, John

1897/10/12

987

1

204

Fitzgerald, William

1899/01/23

1417

1

254

Fleming, John E.

1889/07/02

43

1

109

Flora, John

1899/11/17

1596

1

270

Flowers, William

1877/09/19

6

1

59

Freeman, Ernest

1898/11/15

1321

1

246

Fritts, George

1901/11/29

2192

2

91

Fritts, Nelson

1901/11/27

2191

2

87

Futrell, Robert

1901/03/15

1987

2

120

Gaynor, William

1897/03/12

904

1

202

Gehrs, Herman

1904/06/04

2846

2

201

Gibson, Harry

1895/09/10

367

1

276

Ginn, Vincent

1901/04/27

2039

2

55

Gray, Charles

1897/03/12

903

1

200

Gray, E. E.

1899/05/22

1500

1

284

Green, William A.

1887/11/10

26

1

81

Hampton, Charles

1902/02/25

2254

2

76

Harris, David O.

1900/01/02

1634

1

282

Harrison, Jackson

1889/03/28

47

1

112

Haxmon, Samuel

1902/06/27

2084

2

95

Haycock, Oliver

1906/04/16

3425

2

261

Heilman, Frank

1903/01/24

2488

2

150

Herbert, Joseph

1902/11/07

2428

2

144

Hinshaw, William E.

1895/11/05

370

1

178

Hobbs, Hiram

1887/09/21

27

1

85

Hobbs, Thomas

1887/02/18

28

1

89

Holland, Samuel

1905/06/20

3199

2

234

Homair, Fred

1898/07/05

1239

1

235

Hooper, Harry

1904/01/04

2729

2

194

Howley, Martin

1894/03/24

181

1

153

Hubbard, Charles

1902/06/04

2325

2

93

Hugis, Taylor

1898/04/25

1230

1

233

Hull, Samuel

1897/12/18

1053

1

208

Jackson, Virgil

1899/03/28

1472

1

259

James, John

1905/12/12

3333

2

252

Jaquith, Louis

1901/06/21

2082

2

84

Johnson, James E.

1893/12/21

116

1

138

Johnson, Noah

1898/01/22

1085

1

211

Johnston, James L.

1901/11/29

2200

2

99

Jones, Alfred

1874/08/06

189

1

155

Joyce, James

1906/05/18

3447

2

272

Julian, James A.

1899/12/12

1604

2

57

Kays, John

1887/01/18

29

1

93

Kendricks, Isaac

1882/08/06

14

1

67

Kenny, Charles

1891/05/23

75

1

136

Kessler, Levi

1886/02/20

20

1

167

Kettlehake, Fred

1900/10/12

1847

2

112

Knapp, John

1905/10/23

3268

2

236

Koerner, Andrew

1884/11/20

17

1

73

Lane, Robert

1898/04/01

1156

1

222

Lee, William H.

1868/01/22

1

1

53

Light, Ira

1900/04/27

1739

2

62

Lillard, Zachary

1897/04/12

794

1

194

Lint, Philip

1893/10/31

119

1

144

Love, Robert

1898/12/17

1350

1

249

Mallady, William

1900/12/21

1905

2

116

Mallory, Josephus

1903/06/11

2595

2

162

Masterson, James

1902/12/08

2474

2

155

Mauzy, John

1905/11/06

3283

2

245

McClure, Thomas Jesse

1903/11/30

2718

2

189

McDougal, Anthony

1883/12/08

16

1

70

McGlatchling, Estelle

 

2874

2

202

McIntosh, John

1898/01/28

1096

1

217

Messenger, William

1898/01/10

1075

1

209

Musser, Albert

1898/12/22

1365

1

252

Neaphon, Patrick

1902/02/15

2258

2

133

Nolting, Joseph

1906/04/04

3414

2

257

Nulton, Wiley

1903/11/05

2699

2

179

O'Neil, Daniel

1904/11/03

2975

2

207

Osborne, Joseph

1904/03/14

2794

2

199

Owens, Elias

1897/01/24

830

1

196

Perry, William

1896/12/31

564

1

192

Petilliot, John F.

1890/12/20

58

1

127

Phillips, Lee

1902/09/12

2391

2

97

Pittser, Charles

1902/04/21

2289

2

70

Plew, Joseph W.

1887/10/18

32

1

97

Pope, Penfield

1904/09/22

2899

2

204

Porterfield, Horace

1904/12/10

3005

2

215

Powers, Alonzo

1895/12/10

263

1

160

Price, Samuel

1893/12/14

123

1

145

Purcell, Frank

1900/04/18

1738

2

60

Rankin, Nathan

1903/10/14

2649

2

169

Read, George B.

1894/12/22

212

1

157

Richards, Frederick

1885/03/06

19

1

75

Ritter, Henry

1890/11/07

60

1

129

Roach, Joseph

1905/05/05

3164

2

230

Robey, John

1906/04/16

3426

2

264

Rogers, Charles L.

1901/04/08

2035

2

127

Rubright, George

1896/04/11

413

1

278

Rutter, James

1900/02/23

1687

2

108

Ryan, Peter T.

1888/06/05

39

1

102

Sanderson, Earnest

1905/11/20

3306

2

247

Sauley, Elmer

1887/10/26

33

1

99

Shepherd, Charles E.

1902/06/27

2342

2

68

Shields, Frank

1896/09/21

433

1

186

Shultz, Victor

1901/05/10

2053

2

66

Siple, Frank

1899/02/04

1430

1

256

Sloan, Isaac

1895/11/29

280

1

162

Sluder, Jesse

1906/04/04

3416

2

259

Smith, Claude

1897/01/23

853

1

198

Smith, Henry

1900/01/24

1684

2

106

Snow, Isaac

1898/09/20

1280

1

242

Spaulding, Joseph

1902/11/13

2454

2

147

Spencer, Edward

1900/05/15

1740

2

64

Spicher, David

1905/01/16

3052

2

219

Sprong, Charles

1905/05/03

3154

2

228

Strine, Ora

1902/03/02

2259

2

72

Stroud, George

1903/11/21

2712

2

183

Suggs, George

1906/02/10

3363

2

256

Taylor, Edward

1896/02/04

460

1

188

Terry, Charles

1903/12/01

2471

2

141

Thrawley, John W.

1898/06/09

1224

1

229

Thurman, Frank

1906/05/14

3445

2

270

Tracy, Thomas

1904/10/14

2949

2

206

Trombly, Frank

1905/02/04

3086

2

223

Tucker, Thomas

1901/06/04

2071

2

81

Turner, John

1900/02/01

1683

2

104

Ulmer, John

1896/05/11

473

1

190

Van Blaricon, Charles

1904/12/28

3027

2

217

Vogus, James

1880/10/21

11

1

65

Waggoner, William H.

1899/11/10

1593

1

267

Waggoner, William H.

1899/11/09

1593

2

101

Wall, Josiah

1876/05/29

5

1

56

Warner, Edgar

1896/09/19

390

1

181

Welker, John M.

1905/11/25

3308

2

248

While, Nelson

1906/01/19

3360

2

254

White, Oliver

1889/05/15

50

1

115

William, William

1905/01/23

3077

2

221

Williams, Gus

1888/04/07

40

1

105

Williams, Jonah

1906/07/09

3480

2

278

Williams, Pack

1903/01/22

2501

2

152

Williams, Robert

1906/05/26

3450

2

276

Williams, Wesley

1906/07/09

3481

2

280

Winn, Louis

1901/08/12

2109

2

122


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