Notes from the past…

Daily Journal 29 Nov 2009: The Gunfight!

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An exciting evening! When I got home from work, I started reviewing my second great-grandfather Miles Francis Stanley’s file. As I do with each ancester, I plugged his name into Google to see if there was anything “out there” about him. Nothin’.

Then I entered his name into the Google Books search engine and hit the jackpot! Seems my 2GGF Stanley testified in a trial about a man killed in a gunfight in 1905… and the case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court!

So I wrote a long post about the trial, the appeals and the trip that my 2GGF (or at least his testimony) took to Washington, DC and the U S Supreme Court. Pretty exciting!

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