Iron County Register (MO)
Iron County Register (MO)
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Description: First Legal Execution – Rufus Binyon

Date: September 18 1905

Newspaper published in: Ironton, MO

Source: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 5

First Legal Execution
Ardmore, I. T., Sept. 23.—Rufus Binyon, colored, who murdered his stepdaughter at Ran, in 1900, was executed here in the rear of the federal jail in a stockade built for the purpose. There were no witnesses. This was the first legal execution ever held in this district.

Submitted: 07/21/19

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