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Description: Twigg's Maniacal Death - Seven Killed

Date: August 16 1903

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison Co. Library, Huntsville, AL

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 5

Seven Persons Dead as Result at Winfield, Kans.
Winfield, Kans., August 15.Seven persons are now dead as a result of the maniacal deed of Gilbert Twigg, who fired into the crowd at a band concert here on Thursday night. Twigg and three of his victims died with a short time.
Those who have since succumbed are Port Smith, Dawson Billitir and Roy Davis, a boy.
Elmer Farnsworth and Otis Carter dying, while Claud Reed, Charles Thomas and James Clarkson are in a critical condition. A score of others are badly hurt.
A letter has been found among the effects of Twigg which indicates that he planned the massacre some days ago. He wrote that he had harmed no man and had never violated the laws of his country, and that the deed he was about to perpetrate was for the purpose of getting even with those who had abused him and interested themselves unnecessarily in his affairs. He expressed regret that he did not settle his account with Lieutenant Myron C. Bowdish and Contract Surgeon O. W. Woods of the United States army against whom he appears to have had a grievance.

Submitted: 03/24/16

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