Legal Executions in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri

A Comprehensive Registry, 1866–1965


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About the Book

In the five state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri, 1027 men and women are known to have been legally hanged, gassed or electrocuted for capital crimes during the century after the Civil War. Drawing on thousands of hours of research, this comprehensive record covers each execution in chronological order, filling numerous gaps in a largely forgotten story of the American experience. The author presents each case dispassionately with the main focus given to essential facts.

About the Author(s)

Daniel Allen Hearn is employed by the federal government and lives in Monroe, Connecticut.

Bibliographic Details

Daniel Allen Hearn
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 220
Bibliographic Info: appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9870-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2001-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 3
Illinois 5
Indiana 52
Iowa 69
Kentucky 75
Missouri 127
Appendix: List of Executions Before 1866 181
Index 195

Book Reviews & Awards

“There is a lot of information for historians, genealogists, and researchers in other fields packed into this recommended book”—ARBA.