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October 2nd, 1907

Quoted from original police record: Murder suicide: Haines, Mrs. Katy, 23 ys. old. Fatally shot by her husband on Oct. 2 at home 175 N. Wood St. Haines suicided. 32 prect.

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Woman killed: Morgan, Hattie - Age 25 - Colored - Found dead at home, 155 N. Wood St., throat cut with razor. On 3/21/23 the coroner recommended arrest of Elmer, alias Robert Elmer Morgan, with whom she lived as man and wife while her husband (another Morgan) was serving time in the House of Correction. 20 Dist. 5/12/23 arrested and turned over to the Sheriff. 7/23/23 - 20 years Joliet Pen. - Coverly. View Listing »
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Woman shot to death: Banks, Hattie - Age 25 - Colored - Shot to death at 1:05 A.M., in her home, 1823 Lake St., by her husband, George Banks, from whom she had separated. On 6/17/26 he was held by the Coroner. 20 Dist. 5/26/26 Life in Joliet Pen. - Miller. View Listing »
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Child shot to death: Miner, James -Age 13 - Colored - Accidentally shot to death at 4:15 AM, on the rear porch of 1811 W. Lake St., by Leroy Alexander, another juvenile, who was exonerated by the coroner on 9/8/25. 20 Dist. View Listing »
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Man shot to death: Collins, Leroy - Age 22- Colored - Shot to death at 3:20 PM, in a flat at 1738 W. Lake St., during an argument with Samuel Williams, whose arrest was recommended by the Coroner 12/31/26. 20 Dist. View Listing »
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Man shot to death: Eley, Sylvester - Age 29 - Colored - Shot to death at 10:30 AM, 12/15/29 in his home, 1841 Maypole Ave., by his 12 yr. old daughter, Geneva Eley, whom the Coroner exonerated 12/16/29, pronouncing it accidental. Eley was quarreling with and attempting to stab his wife when Geneva drew the gun from his pocket "and it was discharged." 27 Dist. View Listing »
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