A crime scene witness

One of the things that I wanted to accomplish through this blog was to tell the story through official documents, artifacts and other items. One way to do that, if family stories aren’t available, is through newspaper clippings.

Today, I have one of those newspaper clippings that I bet that my “actor’s” own daughter doesn’t know about or has forgotten about. My story is about an event witnessed by Henry Peacock McCormack, the only son of John Michael and Gertrude Angeline (Peacock) McCormack. At the time of this incident, Henry would have been 18 years, 9 months, 8 days old and was living in Reno, Nevada [1]. Here’s the story;

Crime Scene Witness - HP McCormack (1910)

Crime Scene Witness – HP McCormack (1910) [2]

Years later, I wonder if Henry even remember this event himself?

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you learned something!


1. 1910 United States Federal Census, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, population schedule, Ward 3, ED 70, dwelling 76, family 96, John Michael McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 29 Feb 2008, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
2. Henry McCormack, “Police Puncture Hold-Up Canard,” Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada), 1 Apr 1910, p.1, col. 3, digital image, NewspaperARCHIVE.com, http://www.newspaperarchive.com, accessed 8 Jun 2008.


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