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Indicted for 2nd degree murder

• Jun 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM

June 21, 1911


The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date in 1911:


Grand jury holds Crandall and Russell for killing detective Harry J. Noble

The grand jury for the April term of common pleas court, which reconvened Monday morning after having recessed since the latter part of April, completed its work late Tuesday afternoon, made its final report to Judge Young, and was discharged from further service.

The grand jury reported that during its final session, lasting two days, it examined thirty-four witnesses, covering five cases, and returned three true bills, ignoring the other two, the report said that no indictment had been found against Stanley Cockrill of New London who was held to the grand jury on a charge of assault and battery.

“We have incorporated in this report only the business transacted since our recall and we hereby refer to our partial report heretofore made to this court,” the report said. 

Of the three indictments returned by the grand jury, one is a joint indictment against Frank Crandall, aged seventeen years, and William Russell, thirty-four years old, for second degree murder. The indictment charges that on April 24 last, they “did unlawfully, purposely and maliciously kill Harry J. Noble, then and there in said county and state aforesaid, contrary to the form of the statutes in such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio.

Noble was shot by Crandall while he was attempting to arrest Crandall and Russell on suspicion in the Nickel Plate yards in Bellevue. Noble died from his wound a few days later. Crandall and Russell have been in jail here since the day following the shooting of Noble.


The county infirmary

The regular meeting of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was held with Mrs. Bedford, wife of Superintendent A.G. Bedford, of the county infirmary, Tuesday afternoon.

The members gathered on the court house square and were taken to the infirmary by Mr. Beford; he had to make several trips to get all out there and  others who come in their own conveyances, and thirty-five had assembled on the spacious veranda to enjoy the program while taking in the balmy air and gazing upon the landscape spreading out before the eye. Can you imagine anything more ideal?

Owing to the sickness of Mrs. McDonald, the president, Mrs. Horr, vice president, presided in a very gracious manner. Miss Danforth, secretary, had informed the Union at a previous meeting that she would be out of town for several weeks and Mrs. L.C. Amerman was chosen secretary pro tem.


Parents allowed to keep children

After a hearing Wednesday morning on a complaint filed by the Huron County Humane Society last Thursday, Probate Judge Rowley ordered the four children of Charles A. and Blanch Munday placed in the care and control of L.H. Derby, agent for the Humane Society. The children are Myron, six; Clarence, four; and Roy, two years of age, and an infant under one year old.

The complaint filed by the Humane Society charged that the home surroundings of the children were not fit for them to live among. The Humane Society, ascertaining that the parents are able to support the children, and on the parents’ agreement to make their home suitable for their children to live in it, consented to leave the children in charge of the parents for the time being, at least.


After a three months illness

Mrs. Rose B. Meegan, widow of Patrick Meegan, of this city, passed away Tuesday evening at her home, No. 230 Whittlesey Avenue, after a three months’ illness with liver and somach trouble.h leaves to mourn her death, four daughters and one son, as follows: Miss Rose Meegan, Mrs. D.W. Mulholland and James Meegan of this city, and Mrs. Mary Burns of Toledo. Mr. Meegan died about three and one-half years ago and one daughter, Julia (Mrs. Frank Conrad), died seven years ago.

Mrs. Meegan was born some twenty miles from u, Ireland, nearly eighty years ago. When 18 or 20 years of age she came to America to reside and a few years later was married at New Haven, Conn. to  Patrick Meegan, and about a year later moved with her husband to Ohio.  She was a devoted wife and mother and had many friends in this city, where she made her home for the greater part of her married life.


Coming Friday — June 22, 1911: Big herd of cattle run amok in city

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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