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Letter from J. B. Fletcher to Governor Lloyd C. Stark expressing opinions on Stark's election, his dislike of Pendergast, and how he thinks voting should work in future elections. Fletcher says Stark should "give voters single ticket and convict old Pendergas[t]."

Date: 
May 2nd 1938

A brief letter and accompanying newspaper article from William Hirth to Jesse Bennett. The article concerns Missouri Governor Lloyd Stark's activities in opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

Date: 
March 18th 1938

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett, detailing his knowledge of the workings of the Pendergast political machine in Kansas City, particularly as involves election and insurance fraud.

Date: 
April 14th 1938

Judgments and commitment in Criminal Case No. 13683: United States vs. J. R. Hennessey, Sam Goucher, Lula Overly, Charles O. Jackson, Viola Turner, and Jack Turner, defendants. The documents report that Hennessey, Overly, Jackson, and Viola Turner entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to two months in jail, then suspended for two years probation, and a $250 fine. Goucher entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to three months in jail, then suspended for two years probation, and a $250 fine.

Date: 
May 23rd 1938

Judgments and commitment in Criminal Case No. 13738: United States vs. W. C. Murphy, John L. Gordon, Senna Twist, Alice Tweedy, Ada Bennett, and Ernest N. Orr, defendants. The documents report that Murphy entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to six months in jail, then suspended for two years probation, and a $1000 fine. Gordon, Senna and Bennett entered a plea of nolo contendere and were sentenced to two years probation. Tweedy entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to two months in jail, then suspected for two years probation, and a $250 fine.

Date: 
June 1st 1938

Judgments and orders of probation and commitment in Criminal Case No. 13740: United States vs. P. H. Slattery, M. J. Donahue, J. C. Brossman, and James Regan, defendants. Slattery entered a plea of nolo contendere and was placed on probation for five years. Donahue and Brossman entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to four months in jail, suspected for two years probation, and a fine of $250. Regan entered a plea of guilty to the second count, the United States having dmissed count one, and was sentenced to three months in jail and a fee of $1,500.

Date: 
May 31st 1938

Judgments and commitment in Criminal Case No. 13754: United States vs. Ellis Buck, Sam Brenner, Viola Doss, Louise Davis, Ruth Tucker, Frances M. Eaton, Ernest Williams, Herman Supofsky, Elva O'Byrne, and Frances B. Ryan, defendants. The documents report that Buck and Tucker were found guilty of the second count, the first having been entered nolle prosequi, and were sentenced to one month in jail and a fine of $100.

Date: 
March 10th 1938

Judgments and orders of probation and commitment in Criminal Case No. 13767: United States vs. Louis Depasco, Zula Brennar, Florence Klaasen, Mayme Hogerty, and Rose Brown, defendants. Depasco entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was placed on probation for one year. Brennar and Brown entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and were sentenced to two months in jail, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $100.

Date: 
May 23rd 1938

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 13648: United States vs. United States vs. Edson M. Walker, Loretta McEntee, Chloe G. Albright, Elijah Burke, Anna V. O'Laughlin, Tessie Mears, and John L. Drummond, defendants. The documents report that Walker and Drummond were convicted by the jury and sentenced to two years at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, and were delivered to the warden on April 30, 1938.

Date: 
May 9th 1938

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13768: United States vs. Charles J. Burton, Marie Wimmer, John J. White, Goldie Ricehouse, Earl Lanne, and Beatrice Jackman, defendants. Burton entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to jail for two months, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $200. Wimmer entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to jail for six months, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $500.

Date: 
June 1st 1938

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13769: United States vs. Robert C. Porter, Mary D. McComas, Lloyd W. Vinsant, Ruby Brannan, Hazel L. Holmes, Irene E. Vinsant, and George Warren, defendants. Porter entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to jail for three months, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $200.

Date: 
May 23rd 1938

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13838: United States vs. Jennie Sanders, LaVerne Lang, Benjamin F. Bybee, Joe Mahoney, Dan McCarty, John Cosgrove, and Dan Pierce, defendants. Sanders entered a plea of guilty in count two, the United States having entered nolle prosequi count one, and was sentenced to jail for one month and a fine of $25. Lang entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was fined $100.

Date: 
May 4th 1938

Letter from U.S. Attorney Maurice M. Milligan to U.S. District Court Clerk A. L. Arnold requesting that the charges against Glen Van Dyke in Criminal Case #13839 be dismissed.

Date: 
November 26th 1938

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13841: United States vs. Mary Martin, Marion North, Anna G. Holbrook, Georgia Hunter, Rolla C. O'Byrne, and Roy North, defendants. Martin and Holbrook entered pleas of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having entered nolle prosequi count one, and were sentenced to jail for three months, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $100.

Date: 
April 18th 1938

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13844: United States vs. Matt C. Gill, Janie A. Brown, Ethel G. McLouth, Cora Ellen Owells, Mary I. Diehl, Edwin H. Mengell, defendants. Gill entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary, suspended for three years probation, and a fine of $500.

Date: 
May 19th 1938

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13945: United States vs. Fred A. Bird, Wanda E. Edmiston, William W. Seavy, James B. Redwine, Ethel Ellen Holliday, and Jean Sote, defendants. Bird entered a plea of guilty in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $400. Seavy entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to jail for six month, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $300.

Date: 
May 4th 1938

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13946: United States vs. Bruno Nicoli, Margaret Jewell (formerly McGlothlin), Frank George Fellers, Nina Ruth Fellers, Louise Frances Stroube, and Dorothy Brown, defendants. Nicoli entered a plea of guilty in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to four months in jail and a fine of $250. Jewell and Nina Ruth Fellers entered pleas of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and were sentenced to jail for three month, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $250.

Date: 
March 28th 1938

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13951: United States vs. William H. Schultz, Mary Gossey, Algo Davis, Beverly Bledsoe, Virgil Lee Gibbs, and Anita C. Davis, defendants. Schultz entered a plea of nolo contendere and was sentenced to three months in jail, suspended for two years probation and a fine of $200. Gossey, Bledsoe, Gibbs, and Davis entered pleas of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and were fined $100.

Date: 
May 4th 1938

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14057: United States vs. Daniel Raymond Griffith, Ina May Lavery, Lula K. Barnard, Lois Mannon Puffer, Charles Franklin Baldwin, Minerva Grubbs Kenmuir, George Stephen Hayde, John William Curns, and Martha J. Baldwin, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 2nd Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

Date: 
February 25th 1938

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 14117: United States vs. Harry Goldberg, Dennis Sheedy, Frank Mulvihill, Mary Goldstein, William A. Gorman, Dick Burrus, and Ralph "Red" Rosenberg, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 15th Precinct of the 1st Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

Date: 
April 15th 1938

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.