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Judgment and commitments for Marie Ogden, Joseph Maher, and Don Depasco in Criminal Case No. 13676: United States vs. Samuel J. Clark, Marie Ogden, Myrtle E. Middleton, Joseph Maher, Herbert Campbell, and Don Depasco, Defendants, and related cases. Ogden and Maher were sentenced for two years and fined $500.00; Depasco was sentenced for 18 months and fined $500.00.

Date: 
July 18th 1938

Judgment and commitments for selected defendants in Criminal Case No. 13677: United States vs. James Callahan, Frank Geier, May Bartlett, Geneva Vielbig, Maude Hancher, Frank Gumminger, James Carter, and Mike Cummings, Defendants. Each of the selected defendants were sentenced six to eight months in jail and fined $1000.00.

Date: 
December 2nd 1938

Judgement and commitment/orders for the defendants in Criminal Case No. 13756: United States vs. Henry T. Johnston, Vernie McCollum, Bertha Patterson, Florence Buchanan, Edward Hogendorn, I. Vaughn Buchanan, and Harry O. Mittong, Defendants. Johnston, F. Buchanan, I. Buchanan, and Mittong were sentenced from three to seven months in jail and fined from $250.00 to $1,000.00. McCollum, Patterson, and Hogendorn were given two years probation.

Date: 
May 23rd 1938

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14110: United States vs. John Francis Harnett, Thomas J. Maloney, Fred Foster, Kennedy, Rose Probst, John August Maddy, William M. Johnston, Louis William Le Grand, Margaret May Bergman, Linna Johnston, Ollie Ratcliff, and Mildred Teale, Defendants. In this indictment, the defendants are charged with voter fraud during the national election on November 3, 1936. These defendants were in charge of recording votes for the 20th Precinct of the 12th Ward located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Date: 
April 15th 1938

Judgement and commitments for Criminal Case No. 14110: United States vs. John Francis Harnett, Thomas J. Maloney, Fred Foster, Kennedy, Rose Probst, John August Maddy, William M. Johnston, Louis William Le Grand, Margaret May Bergman, Linna Johnston, Ollie Ratcliff, and Mildred Teale, Defendants. The defendants were sentenced from five weeks to one year in prison and/or fined from $100.00 to $300.00.

Date: 
May 4th 1938

Judgment and commitments for Criminal Case No. 14111: United States vs. Harley Sampson, William Thomas Murphy, Charles McCormick, Margaret Sinsabaugh, Alice Reta Fisher, Mary Doe, alias Carrie Cole, Ola Colley, and William F. Murphy, Defendants. The defendants were sentenced from three months to one year in prison and/or fined from $25.00 to $2,000.00.

Date: 
May 4th 1938

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14112: United States vs. William Patrick McCormick, Homer Lee Nave, Harry Lee Myers, Viola Edna Tiffany, Wanda Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Silas Frank Christian, Otis Grace Whitsett, and Helen Brown, alias Helen Woods, Defendants. In this indictment, the defendants are charged with voter fraud during the national election on November 3, 1936. These defendants were in charge of recording votes for the 27th Precinct of the 12th Ward located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Date: 
April 15th 1938

Judgment and commitments for Criminal Case No. 14112: United States vs. William Patrick McCormick, Homer Lee Nave, Harry Lee Myers, Viola Edna Tiffany, Wanda Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Silas Frank Christian, Otis Grace Whitsett, and Helen Brown, alias Helen Woods, Defendants. The defendants were sentenced with three months in prison and/or fined from $100.00 to $200.00. The imprisonment sentence of Myers, Tiffany, Christian, Whitsett, and Brown was immediately suspended and they were put on two years probation.

Date: 
May 4th 1938

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14113: United States vs. Russell Lee Thompson, James G. Gildea, Arthur Carl Perry, William Irwin, alias Bill Irwin, Norman John Nyhuse, alias Norman Nyhus, Clarissa Cox, Ethel Thompson, and Nana May Hunter, Defendants. In this indictment, the defendants are charged with voter fraud during the national election on November 3, 1936. These defendants were in charge of recording votes for the 24th Precinct of the 12th Ward located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Date: 
April 15th 1938

Judgment and commitment of Russell Lee Thompson in Criminal Case No. 14113: United States vs. Russell Lee Thompson, James G. Gildea, Arthur Carl Perry, William Irwin, alias Bill Irwin, Norman John Nyhuse, alias Norman Nyhus, Clarissa Cox, Ethel Thompson, and Nana May Hunter, Defendants. Thompson was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $300.00.

Date: 
May 4th 1938

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14114: United States vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, Leo Felix Lippert, Rossen Lowe, alias Ross L. Lowe, Leota Forest Bell, Anna Ruble, Mary Ernest, and Martha J. Baldwin, Defendants. In this indictment, the defendants are charged with voter fraud during the national election on November 3, 1936. These defendants were in charge of recording votes for the 4th Precinct of the 12th Ward located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Date: 
April 15th 1938

Judgment and commitments for Criminal Case No. 14114: United States vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, Leo Felix Lippert, Rossen Lowe, alias Ross L. Lowe, Leota Forest Bell, Anna Ruble, Mary Ernest, and Martha J. Baldwin, Defendants. The defendants were sentenced from six months to one year in prison and/or fined from $25.00 to $300.00. The imprisonment sentences of Hunt, Lowe, and Baldwin were immediately suspended and they were put on two years probation.

Date: 
May 4th 1938

Order modifying sentence of Chester J. McKaughan for Criminal Case No. 14114: United States vs. Joe Lawless, Chester J. McKaughan, Gilbert Hunt, Leo Felix Lippert, Rossen Lowe, alias Ross L. Lowe, Leota Forest Bell, Anna Ruble, Mary Ernest, and Martha J. Baldwin, Defendants. In this document, Judge Merrill E. Otis orders that the sentence of McKaughan be modified from one year and one day in prison to eight months with a $100.00 fine.

Date: 
May 12th 1938

Production statistics for the Donnelly Garment Company for the calender years 1936 through 1938. During these three years, the company produced 5,178,474 articles of clothing worth a total of $16,375,096.67.

Date: 
1938

Commitment document for John Luteran, Inmate #52956, in which his sentence at Leavenworth is affirmed and the U.S. Marshal confirms Luteran's transfer to the warden of the penitentiary. Luteran was sentenced to three years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights.

Date: 
April 30th 1938

Transcript of the Court's Charge to the Grand Jury in case investigating election fraud in a 1936 election.

Date: 
June 20th 1938

Clipping from the Sunday Washington Star by O. K. Armstrong describing the Pendergast machine and efforts to take them down ahead of a March 1938 election.

Date: 
March 13th 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

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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.