Monday, July 16, 2018

Charles Arm: Larceny

Charles Arm was Inmate #7239 in Leavenworth 
Rec: 1 Nov 1910
Crime: Larceny
Term: 2 years

He was a Sioux Indian and he died 1911 of Tuberculosis four months after arriving at Leavenworth.

I think the flash scared him, poor guy.
He was born in 1873 in Montana.

1910 Census

Name Charles Blue Arm
Age in 1910 35
Birth Year abt 1875
Birthplace Montana
Home in 1910 Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, Armstrong, South Dakota
Race Indian
Gender Male
Relation to Head of House Head
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Laura Blue Arm
Father's Birthplace South Dakota
Mother's Birthplace South Dakota
Native Tongue Sioux
Occupation Rancher
Industry Stock Raising
Home Owned or Rented Own
Home Free or Mortgaged Free
Farm or House Farm
Able to read No
Able to Write No
Years Married 10
Household Members
Name Age
Charles Blue Arm 35
Laura Blue Arm 31
William Blue Arm 8
Martha Blue Arm 3

 WW 1 Draft REG for a Charles Arm The Draft says Indian Prisoners, Insane, in Hospital for South Dakota, Charles Arm b. 1873 USA AGE 45 Farmer He was married. Dark Eyes and Hair Cherry Creek SD.

I made him a Tree on Ancestry.


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  2. What did he steal? His stats indicate that he would not have a need to steal. Two years would indicate that it was a petty crime. Though formally uneducated it would seem that he would not risk jail time for petty larceny when he was a man of substance with a young family. Hmmmm Puzzling.

    1. I am not sure why, There were no prison records found all I found was his photo and little of his crime and sentence