Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Susie Lichter: Prostitution

Susanna "Susie" Theresa Lichter was born 14 Jan 1896 in Nelson, WA to Christopher Lichter (1863-1933) and Katherine Newman (1869-1960).

Susie was arrested 7 Aug 1918 in Clark County, WA for prostitution, vagrancy, venereal,  she was 23 years old and her occupation was a waitress. She spent 30 days in jail.

Susie's life was sad, her father was committed to Eastern Hospital on Medical Island for the Insane by the 1910 census at age 40 and stayed until his death 8 Apr 1933. His wife had 4 other children along with Susie to raise. Katherine never married again. 

Christopher & Katherine's Children:

Steven Lichter 1894-1939
Susanna Theresa Lichter 1896-1954
Mary Louise Lichter 1899-1993
Elizabeth Katherine Lichter 1900-1993
Annie Lichter 1900-

I noticed 2 of the sisters died in 1993, I looked through newspapers but found nothing but I only have the minimum subscription. 

Susie married 1 Feb 1919 Vancouver, WA to Herman Roy Hoveland who was born 1 Jun 1894 in Menunie, MI.

They had 2 son's

Vernon Hoveland 1919-1972
Eugene Roy Hoveland 1922-1997

She was divorced by the 1940 Census
According to the cities directories they had a bakery and she was a baker and chef, in Ellensburg, WA
I did not find a 1930 census for her.

Susie died 30 Jan 1954 Seattle, WA, her FAG Memorial #8358332

I am very moved by her story and felt the need to make her a tree and tell her story so that a family member would know what kind of life she had and try and understand her pain. 

I would never be ashamed of any of my ancestor's for whatever they did and I do not judge. Susie did what she had to do and had to live with that. I admire her for that. Now she has peace.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Pvt. Walter B Tucker: Houston, TX Riot 1917 Camp Logan

Walter B Tucker

Was in 24th Inf, 3rd Bat, Comp. I

Inmate# Unknown
Crime: Mutiny
Rec: Unknown
Term: 2 years Hard Labor

This is all I found except a newspaper article with his name listed.

Below is more about the Riot

Camp Logan, Houston, TX

Camp Logan Houston, TX Riot

Rest in peace Walter your soul is free of pain now, I will tell your story and you won't be forgotten.

Alvine "Winnie" Kapischka: Prostitute

Alvine "Winnie" Kapischka was born in Oregon on 10 Nov 1893 to William Henry Kapischka (1850-1925) and Caroline Haufchultz (1850-1925). Her parents died 3 days apart.

Winnie at age 19

Winnie like so many other young girls at her age was lost. She started prostitution and vagrancy at a young age.

She had been arrested from Sep 1909 to 15 Mar 1912, 5 times.

She was a waitress 

Below is her Vancouver County, WA Arrest record and mugshot.

Winnie got married Aug 1918 in Multhomah, Oregon or another records says 1 Apr 1915 Vancouver, WA to Gus Goodis who was born about 1886 in Greece.

Winnie died 17 Feb 1965 in Independence, Oregon. I found no children.

I hope you found gold at the end of your rainbow Winnie.


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Pvt. Luther Rucker: Houston, TX Riot 1917 Camp Logan Series

Luther Rucker was born 1893 in Georgia, he enlisted Jan 1913 into the Army, 23rd Inf, 3rd Bat, Comp. I.

Inmate # 12274 Leavenworth 
Crime: Mutiny & Murder
Rec: 10 Dec 1917
Term: Life
was paroled around 1928 according to his clemency documents below.

The 1920 census shows him in Leavenworth and this is the only record I found. I made him a tree on Ancestry.

A lovely lady sent me this newspaper clipping from 1927:

Irene Emmons-Johnson: Girl Burglar Sings in jail For Her Freedom & Baby

Irene A Emmons was born 8 Jan 1901 in Arizona to Joseph R Emmons (1864-1947) and Nora L McDonald, They were divorced by the 1930 census.

Irene married Ralph E Johnson they were divorced by the 1930 census. They had a son William Leon Johnson 1920-1942.

Inmate #47474 San Quentin later moved to Tehachapi prison for women.
Rec: 1 Sep 1933
Crime: Forgery & Attempt to commit murder in Los Angeles County, CA
She was 29 yrs old and a housewife.
She was paroled 28 Jan 1934 but violated her parole 1 of 3 times in 1934 and she wanted by the Sacramento Sheriff.

I found these lovely newspaper clipping about our little lady who loved to sing while she was behind bars, and was missing her little boy.

 Her son William married Norma Thweatt in 1941 and he enlist or was drafted in WWII. 
Name: William L Johnson
Ship, Station or Activity: Naval Air
Muster Date: 30 Jun 1941

Name: William L Johnson
Birth Date: Jul 1918
Military Date: 1 Oct 1942
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1943
Title:Commissioned Officers, Cadets, Midshipmen, and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve

Name: Lt Jg William Leon Johnson
Residence Place: California, USA
Branch of Service: US Navy
Spouse: Norma Virginia Johnson
Volume Title: Combat Naval Casualties, World War II, (AL-MO)

 Died at age 22 at sea

Name:Lt Jg William Leon Johnson
Birth Date: Jul 1918
Death Date: 27 Nov 1942
Death Place: At Sea
Cemetery: Honolulu Memorial
Burial or Cremation Place: Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

FAG Memorial # 56112193

Irene died Apr 1969 in Los Angeles, CA and never remarried.

I made her tree on Ancestry

What a huge pain in Irene's soul to bare losing her son she loved so dearly. I feel you pain sweetie but you are free now, go in peace.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Pvt. Robert Tillman: Houston, TX Riot 1917 Camp Logan Series

Robert Tillman was born 1891 in Kentucky. He enlisted into the Buffalo Soldiers 24th Inf, 3rd Bat.

I did not find his mugshot but have his clemency records.

I didn't find anymore information on him. I made him a tree on Ancestry.

Fred Marhoefer: Violation of Ole Act

Fred Marhoefer was born about 1879 in Illinois, to Hilarius Marhoefer (1840-1889) and Anna Schroer (1842-1889). His Mother died April 28, 1889 and his Father died 16 Nov 1889, they lost both parents within 6 months of each other, how sad.

Inmate #11114 Leavenworth
Rec: 23 Jun 1916
Crime: Vio Ole Act (see description below)
Term: 5 yrs (2-3 yr term concurrent & 5-2 yr term concurrent) $25,000 fine and costs of 4-$5,000 & 5-$1,000
Age: 37
Occupation: Retail Store

Industry: Butter

The Oleomargarine Act
July 23, 1886

On this date, the 49th Congress (1885–1887) set in motion an era of commercial regulation by passing the Oleomargarine Act which defined the very essence of butter and imposed a two-cent per pound tax on oleomargarine, a butter substitute made from animal fat. The law, which President Grover Cleveland signed 10 days later, came after months of debate over whether the federal government could (or should) regulate private economic activity, as well as the areas of interstate commerce, agriculture, and public health. The debate pitted dairy interests against virtually everyone else, and featured graphic (and often false) descriptions of the processes used to create margarine, which had been invented in France only 17 years before. The vivid imagery came courtesy of Chicago meatpackers, who capitalized on the new product since its manufacture at the time harvested excess animal fat that had earlier gone to waste. Margarine also yielded high-profits but cost very little, making it popular among both industrialists and the millions of consumers who couldn’t afford real butter during a lingering economic recession. Dairy interests, however, saw margarine as a threat and appealed to Congress to regulate it with a prohibitive tax. “If I could have the kind of legislation that I want it would not be a source of revenue, as I would make the tax so high that the operation of the law would utterly destroy the manufacture of all counterfeit butter and cheese as I would destroy the manufacture of counterfeit coin or currency,” Representative William Price of Wisconsin said. Future Speaker David Henderson of Iowa compared margarine to the witches’ brew in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Those in Congress who opposed the tax tried to stop the bill through so-called “killer” amendments. With tongue in cheek, Representative John Adams of New York offered an amendment to tax chicken incubators “in order that the great American hen may be properly protected.” Representative George Tillman of South Carolina was among margarine’s few defenders on the House Floor, and got a good laugh when he said that margarine, “when it is honestly made out of good materials,” was actually better than butter. The Oleomargarine Act, which remained in effect until 1950, foreshadowed later attempts to regulate private economic activity. Less than a year later, the same Congress passed the Interstate Commerce Act, which established the Interstate Commerce Commission and regulated railroad rates.

Fred married first in 1903 Esther O'Connell (1880-1917)

The warden of the prison received a Telegram of the death of Fred's wife.

Fred was able to go to his wife's funeral with an armed guard escort at his expense.

Here are a few other Prison records, pay close attention to the doctor's report.

Fred and Esther had two daughter's Gladys born 2 Apr 1907 in Chicago, IL and Ethel in 1908 I believe a son named Emmet in 1911.

While I was doing research I came across a 1910 Census that lists his wife, children, mother-in-law and sister-in-law and 2 additional children belonging to the sister-in-law who was widowed as was his mother-in-law. 

1920 Census Mother-in-law gone but sister-in-law and her kids with his wife and their kids all listed.

When Fred gets out of prison 20 Mar 1919, he marries 27 May 1919 to I believe was his Sister-in-law Agnes O'Connell, they did not have any children together as far as I could find.

But if you remember the the doctor notes from the prison records it said he had Gonorrhea 4 years prior to being incarcerated and too shots of 606.

Arsphenamine, also known as Salvarsan or compound 606, is a drug that was introduced at the beginning of the 1910s as the first effective treatment for syphilis, and was also used to treat trypanosomiasis. Unfortunately it is an arsenic compound which is still toxic to human.  Its use was then replaced by penicillin later on in the treatment of syphilis.

Fred died 23 Jan 1928 in Chicago, IL after his death this letter was sent to the warden of the prison.

Agnes O'Connell married once again to George Leary I did not find a date or marriage record just a census.

Her first husband was Byers and they had 2 daughters Elynor & Lucille Byers.

There is no FAG for Fred.