Silver Bow County, Montana
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Executions in Silver Bow County
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Montana has executed 71 men between 1863 and 1943.
16 of these execution were prior to Statehood, 55 since.

Peter Horan, a miner was hanged for murder on August 25, 1863, becoming Montana's first execution.
The crime occurred in Beaverhead County.

Phillip Coleman Jr., a Black railroad worker, was the last executed in Montana.
He was hanged for murder in Missoula County on September 10, 1943.

Hanging was the only method of execution used.



#

NAME

AGE

RACE

SEX

OCCUPATION

CRIME

METHOD

DATE

?

COUNTY

16

ROBERTS, HARRY

0

WHITE

M

WAGON BOSS

MURDER

HANGING

AUG

23

1889

0

SILVER BOW

36

LUCEY, DANIEL

42

WHITE

M

MINER

MURDER-ROBBER Y

HANGING

SEP

14

1900

0

SILVER BOW

 

MARTIN, JAMES

0

WHITE

M

?

MURDER-ROBBER Y

HANGING

FEB

23

1904

0

SILVER BOW

43

FULLER, MILES

66

WHITE

M

MINER

MURDER

HANGING

MAY

18

1906

0

SILVER BOW

50

POWELL, SHERMAN

0

BLACK

M

PULLMAN PORTER

MURDER

HANGING

JAN

14

1918

1

SILVER BOW

51

ONEILL, JOHN

0

WHITE

M

?

MURDER-ROBBER Y

HANGING

JAN

14

1918

2

SILVER BOW

52

FISHER, FRANK

0

WHITE

M

?

MURDER-ROBBER Y

HANGING

JAN

14

1918

3

SILVER BOW

59

HARRIS, WILLIAM

0

WHITE

M

?

MURDER

HANGING

APR

20

1923

1

SILVER BOW

60

HARRIS, MONTE

23

WHITE

M

?

MURDER

HANGING

APR

20

1923

2

SILVER BOW

63

VETTERE, TONY

0

WHITE

M

MINER

MURDER

HANGING

JAN

1

1926

0

SILVER BOW





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