Saturday, June 30, 2018

Franklin Everett: A Career Criminal Who Lost His Mom

Franklin Everett was born 20 May 1894 in Redwood Falls, MN, to Charles Walker Everett (1841-1916) and Charlotte Bowman (1843-1989).

Franklin was a "career criminal". He was born in MN, but his mother died when he was 4 years old. He was raised for awhile by his sister, Marion Everett Atkinson, but was later removed from her home by their father. He then began his life of crime, mostly robberies. He was the leader of the "Dinner Gang", a group of criminals who robbed people when they were out for the evening. His sister Marion tried for years to get him straightened out, but to no avail. She died in 1921, and he went downhill after that. Prisoner number 19760. He died of TB in prison.

Inmate #19760 Folsom
Crime: Rec Stolen Poperty
Rec: 27 May 1935
Discharged: 22 May 1940 (He was dead)

Franklin Everett died 6 Jul 1935 in Folsom Prison of Tuberculosis 
He is buried in the Folsom Prison Cemetery
FAG Memorial #83613146

He had a son George William Everett and a wife Luiza P Bagwell

His siblings were:
Marion Louise Everett 1873-1921
Charles Walker Everett 1875-1900
Elmer E Everett 1876-1938

Below is a newspaper article I found about his little so called gang "Dinner Gang"

There are a few more articles on if you would like a fun read.

Here's a criminal time line lynnestallcop originally shared this on 21 Feb 2011 on Ancestry.

Franklin’s Criminal Timeline

9/27/1909 First Arrested for Burglary (15 Years Old)
4/25/1912 Paroled at 17 Years of Age to C. W. Everett at 2821 Blanchard (Marion’s House)
8/13/1916 Arrested for Burglary in the 1st Degree. Received a 2 year sentence.
10/8/1917 Paroled
12/16/1917 Marion requested a full pardon
4/13/1918 Discharged while on parole (Restored)
2/25/1919 Arrested for Robbery.  Sentenced to Life in Prison.
12/14/1921 Marion dies.
1935 Paroled
5/22/1935 Arrested for Burglary and Receiving Stolen Property.  Sentenced to 0-5 years.
7/6/1935 Dies in prison.

Pvt. Norman Byron Holland: Houston, TX 1917 Riot Camp Logan Series

Norman Byron Holland was born 29 Mar 1894 in 
Webster Groves, St Louis, Mo, to King Cain Holland (1864-1899) and Jennie B Cooper (1869-1918).

Norman enlisted into 24th Inf on 17 Jun 1912

Inmate #12260 Leavenworth 
Rec: 16 Dec 1917
Crime: Mutiny & Murder
Term: Life

He was an errand boy for the local brickyard in St. Louis.

He was arrested in 1909 for fighting and served 9 days in the workhouse.

He married Evelyn May Burks on 27 Aug 1927 in MO.

I made a tree on Ancestry for him and have his tree traced back a ways. 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Pvt. George Hobbs Jr.: Houston, TX 1917 Riot Camp Logan Series

George Hobbs Jr. was born 22 Oct 1885 in Flushing, NY to George Hobbs (1857-) and Elsie Forture (1862-). He had a sister Berth A Hobbs Born Jan 1884 Flushing, NY.

George enlisted into 24th Inf Company I on 1912.

Inmate #12259 Leavenworth
Rec: 1917
Crime: Mutiny & Murder
Term: Life
Reduced to 30 years then to 21 years 3 mo.

His documents are at the link below with a letter he wrote and a letter from a family friend.

The friend states that his parents have been sick on and off and that his mother has Gruf.
Which is a brain tumor according to my Google search.

I did not find out any other information on George or his family.

Lucien F Lamoureux: White Slavery

Lucien Francis Lamoureux was born 10 Feb 1878 in Montreal, Canada, to Francois Xavier Lamoureux (1830-1890) and Marie Rose Delima Emélie Stéphanie (1849-1889). He came to America in about 1895.

On 13 Feb 1900 he enlisted into the Spanish America War at New York City as a Pvt. in 10 Inf Company c Army. He was 22 years old and a Bookkeeper at the time. The 1900 Census has him living at Santa Cristina Barracks, Cuba, Military and Naval Forces

He was dishonorably discharged 21 Mar 1901, for desertion. By then he was still a Pvt. but in 47th NY Vols.

Marriage #1 occurred on 9 Jun 1903 in Los Angeles, CA to Elizabeth "Bessie" Marray (1879-1952). 

They had one child together: Walter Francis Lamoureux (1904-1955)

I found no divorce records.

1907 he was living in San Antonio, TX working as a bookkeeper

Marriage #2 occurred on 24 Feb 1913 in Los Angeles, CA to Alma Martin  (1891-1921).

No children:

21 Mar 1921 he was received at Leavenworth Prison for White Slavery. He was in El Paso, TX. Arrested at Los Angeles, CA.

Inmate # 16106 Leavenworth
Age: 44
Discharged 27 Oct 1922
The following are his prison records.

Marriage #3 23 Jan 1923 in Los Angeles, CA to Ura Mae Nethercott (1897-1984)

They had 4 daughters: All Born in Los Angeles
Elizabeth Frances Lamoureux 3 Dec 1923
Mary Ann Lamoureux 3 Mar 1926
Patricia Lamoureux 1 Feb 1928
Margaret L Lamoureux 2 Oct 1929

According to Ura's naturalization papers dated 1947 they were separated.

On 11 Jun 1929 he was received at Folsom Prison as Inmate #15816
Crime: Vio Sec 476a PC 3 cts & prior (Bad Checks)
Term: 0-14, 0-14, & 0-14 yrs CC
Age 51

Occupation: Bookkeeper for Southern Pacific Railroad Co. 


Marriage #4 29 Dec 1938 to Edyth Naomi Henry (1914-1984)

They had one child that has passed and several other that might be living so I wont list them: 
Lucien Francis Lamoureux Jr.

Lucien Francis Lamoureux died 6 May 1976 in Duval, Florida.

I never found one divorce record, I also checked newspaper clipping for his White Slavery crime and found nothing. Below is a definition.

White Slave Traffic
Main article: International Agreement for the suppression of the White Slave Traffic
The International Agreement for the suppression of the White Slave Traffic is a series of anti–human trafficking treaties, the first of which was first negotiated in Paris in 1904. It was one of the first multilateral treaties to address issues of slavery and human trafficking. The Slavery, Servitude, Forced Labour and Similar Institutions and Practices Convention of 1926 and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women of Full Age of 1933 are similar documents.

White Slave Traffic Act of 1910
Main article: Mann Act
To battle sex trafficking in the United States, in 1910 the US Congress passed the White Slave Traffic Act (better known as the Mann Act), which made it a felony to transport women across state borders for the purpose of "prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose." As more women were being trafficked from foreign countries, the US began passing immigration acts to curtail aliens from entering the country such as the Emergency Quota Act of 1921 and the Immigration Act of 1924. Following the banning of immigrants during the 1920s, human trafficking was not considered a major issue until the 1990s.

Criminal Law Amendment (White Slave Traffic) Bill
An attempt was made to introduce a similar law into the UK between 1910 and 1913 as the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1912. Arthur Lee would state in the House of Commons: "the United Kingdom, and particularly England, is increasingly becoming a clearing-house and depot and dispatch centre of the white slave traffic, and the headquarters of the foreign agents engaged in the most expensive and lucrative phase of the business."  South America was stated as the main destination for the trafficked girls. The Spectator commented that "the Bill has been blocked by a member [alluding to Frederick Booth ] or members who, for various reasons consider that it is not a measure which ought to be placed upon the statute book" as it would affect the liberty of the individual.

Also some reading at link below

I guess we may never know what he was really doing.