"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama.
Author: Marianne Wesson
Publisher: NYU Press
"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama. Anyone with an interest in law, history, or, for that matter, great storytelling will fall in love with A Death at Crooked Creek. The startling origin of the complex 'intention exception' to the hearsay evidence rule becomes canvas on which a grand and marvelously detailed tale is told. This is modern narrative at its best: a marriage of spectacular writing and hard, documented truth presented by a brilliant author who doubles as a gifted and fastidious legal scholar and historian." —Andrew Popper, American University One winter night in 1879, at a lonely Kansas campsite near Crooked Creek, a man was shot to death. The dead man’s traveling companion identified him as John Hillmon, a cowboy from Lawrence who had been attempting to carve out a life on the blustery prairie. The case might have been soon forgotten and the apparent widow, Sallie Hillmon, left to mourn—except for the $25,000 life insurance policies Hillmon had taken out shortly before his departure. The insurance companies refused to pay on the policies, claiming that the dead man was not John Hillmon, and Sallie was forced to take them to court in a case that would reach the Supreme Court twice. The companies’ case rested on a crucial piece of evidence: a faded love letter written by a disappeared cigarmaker, declaring his intent to travel westward with a “man named Hillmon.” In A Death at Crooked Creek, Marianne Wesson re-examines the long-neglected evidence in the case of the Kansas cowboy and his wife, recreating the court scenes that led to a significant Supreme Court ruling on the admissibility of hearsay evidence. Wesson employs modern forensic methods to examine the body of the dead man, attempting to determine his true identity and finally put this fascinating mystery to rest. This engaging and vividly imagined work combines the drama, intrigue, and emotion of excellent storytelling with cutting-edge forensic investigation techniques and legal theory. Wesson’s superbly imagined A Death at Crooked Creek will have general readers, history buffs, and legal scholars alike wondering whether history, and the Justices, may have misunderstood altogether the events at that bleak winter campsite.
Dead bodies seem to turn up whenever Jessie returns to Montana. She and her enormous, charmingly privileged cat Jack (aka "Butter Tub") have been spending a lot of time on the road, attending art showings and gallery meet-and-greets. She was looking forward to some downtime when a friend asked her to fill in as a guest artist at the annual art expo in Crooked Creek, Montana, where locals have been gossiping about a number of strange deaths. They started six months ago, when teenage Adele Nielson was mysteriously shot and killed while driving her father's tractor on their farm. But Jessie doesn't know about any of this as she organizes her display and sets up materials for her oil painting classes. The morning after her arrival, though, someone leaves small toy tractors outside her hotel room door. Then she discovers a dead body stuffed into a storage compartment of the Hawk, her trusty motor home. As a result, Jessie is once again pulled into a dangerous murder investigation, and the local sheriff considers her a suspect. Cherry packs her novel with so many characters that readers may find it difficult to keep them all straight in the beginning.
dead as a doornail. He checked the horses and then grabbed their water pails
and walked through the trees to the river. Mist hung above the slack water and
the boy's breath mixed with it the way night mixes with dreams. A beaver had
Author: Maximilian Werner
Publisher: Torrey House Press
2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards for General Fiction Honorable Mention 2011 Utah Book Award Finalist "Maximilian Werner is a fresh and grounded writer, a welcome and original new voice." —THOMAS MCGUANE Crooked Creek takes place during the latter part of westward expansion and chronicles the lives (and deaths) of the Wood family. The Woods—Preston and Sara—must flee Arizona when they, along with Sara's parents and little brother Jasper, unwittingly get caught up in the plunder and sale of American Indian corpses and funerary objects. Preston, Sara, and Jasper end up in the Heber Valley of Utah, where they seek the support of Sara's Uncle Neff until they can be reunited with Sara's mother and father. But from the moment they ride into Heber, Preston and Sara learn that life in the valley is not as it appears, and that no matter how far we run, we cannot escape the past.
Death of Roy FRITTS Roy FRITTS, the 23 yr old son of John FRITTS of the
Memphis Mine section died Saturday of typhoid fever and was buried at Crooked Creek Cemetery Sunday Rev. M. E. MILLER officiating. He had been ill 4 weeks
Author: Stephen Eskew
This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press, the Crittenden=Record Press, the Twice-a-Week Record-Press and the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 1906 through 1911. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden and surrounding counties in Kentucky.
DEATH OF MRS. SARAH FORD On September 6, Mrs. Sarah FORD, wife of
Martin FORD, died at her home near Crooked Creek Church. She was in her
seventy-second year and the mother of six children, Josie, Connie, Lee, Russell
Author: Stephen Eskew
This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 03 January 1918 through 29 August 1918 and issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 07 August 1919 through 22 December 1922. An Addendum is located at the end of this volume and includes issues of The Crittenden Record dating from 15 July 1904 through 08 February 1907 which were made available after Volume II and Volume III were published.
She was not only the pet of family, but of the neighbors, and her death is
mourned by all who knew her. ... W. H. THURMAN, an aged citizen of Crooked Creek section died of pelagra Sunday morning and was buried at McMICAN
Author: Stephen Eskew
This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 04 January 1912 through 20 December 1917. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden and surrounding counties in Kentucky.
Pitt GUESS, who lived about two miles Southeast of Marion died suddenly
Saturday night and was buried at Crooked Creek Sunday. Mrs. Elizabeth
THOMAS, relict of the late Rev. R. Y. THOMAS, and one of the best known
women in western ...
Author: Stephen Eskew
This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 1900 through 1905. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden, Caldwell and Livingston Counties in Kentucky.
But three months of attending school for the first time sounds as pleasant as being a catfish choked to death on a sandbar. Set in central Indiana in the 1820s, this short chapter book depicts frontier life from a young boy's point of view.
Author: Laurie Lawlor
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Beansie loves his free and simple life with Ma, Pap, and his sister, Louisa, on their Indiana homestead. But now his parents want him to go to the new log cabin school, where he'll be cooped up inside all day. How will he and Louisa find their way to school and back? How will Beansie cope with rough boys such as Oliver Sweeny, who can outrun, outlick, and outholler anybody? In this heartwarming and homespun chapter book set on the central Indiana frontier in the 1820s, a young boy finds courage and his way. The School at Crooked Creek "Living in a one-room cabin at the edge of a wood with Ma, Pa, and his older sister is just fine with six-year-old Beansie. But three months of attending school for the first time sounds as pleasant as being a catfish choked to death on a sandbar. Set in central Indiana in the 1820s, this short chapter book depicts frontier life from a young boy's point of view...It's a folksy, funny portrayal of the time and place."
E. B. BLACKBURN will preach the funeral sermon of Mrs. Roe GILBERT at Crooked Creek, on the 4th Sunday. He will also preach at Baker's School house
on the 5th Sunday at 11 o'clock. Mr. Thos. RUSHING, an old citizen of the Piney
Author: Stephen Eskew
This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 1886 through 1899. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden County and neighboring counties in Kentucky.
Crooked Creek Bapt. Church Cem. Philip's obituary indicated date of death as 3,
could of been a typo? A monument was erected by Philip's granddau. Nancy
Fritts in 1964. Charles remembered his father calling him and his brother, Otto, to
Assume , however , that the issue in the case was whether Hillmon was at Crooked Creek at the time of the death in question . Obviously , a declaration by
Hillmon that he intended to go there would be admissible13 under Rule 803 ( 3 )
Author: Graham C. Lilly
Publisher: West Group
Prev. eds. have title : An introduction to the law of evidence.
Three children and a brother , Leonard Kasten , preceded him in death . ... 26 , at
his home in Crooked Creek Township after a long illness . Services were held at
2 p . m . Sept 29 , in the United Church of Christ at Crooked Creek . Rev .
Category: Family History
Peter Daniel Franck was born in Germany in 1773. He married Maria Margaretha Katherine Stibitz and they were the parents of six children. Several of their children came to America after their deaths and settled in Iowa and Minnesota. Information on many of their descendants both in America and Germany is given in this volume. Descendants now live in Iowa, Minnesota, California, Illinois, and elsewhere.
PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS-Two parent-teacher organizations were
active in the Crooked Creek territory. The association in the village of Ernest had
but one farmer member while that at Marion Center where there was a joint ...
... Whose body was it that on the evening of March 18, 1879, lay dead by the
camp-fire on Crooked Creek? The decision of that question decides the verdict
you should render.” The jury, being instructed by the court to return a separate
mon in search of a ranch and that he did accidentally shoot Hillmon dead at Crooked Creek . But the three insurance carriers resisted the claim , arguing that
the body discovered at the campsite was not Hillmon ' s at all , but instead that of
Author: Christopher B. Mueller
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Category: Evidence (Law)
Continuing its phenomenal success, this Third Edition retains an exceptionally teachable blend of clear textual explanations, engaging problems, lucid notes, and carefully edited cases. Changes include: important cases, including Daubert involving scientific evidence, Williamson concerning against-interest statements offered against criminal defendants, and Tome regarding prior consistent statements problems on DNA, including rape-murder and paternity cases Federal Rules 413-415 covering prior offenses by defendants in sexual assault trials, child abuse trials, and civil suits alleging sexual assault or child abuse - and a new problem applying FRE 413 coverage of the Federal Rape Shield Rule expanded coverage of prior crimes evidence under FRE 404 reorganization of the chapter on special relevancy doctrines to more closely follow the organization of FRE 404-405 thorough coverage of self-incrimination Flexible, logical organization: mirrors the organization of the Federal Rules of Evidence to introduce your students To The Rules opens with an introductory chapter that explores the reason for and background of Evidence Law allows you to teach the course in the order its written, or start with concepts easier to grasp
... question , Whose body was it that on the evening of March 18 , 1879 , lay dead
by the camp - fire on Crooked Creek ? ... the death of John W . Hillmon , the
insured ; and that depended upon the question whether the body found at
Author: George Fisher
Inspired by problems that spring from real life, Evidence presents the intricacies of evidence law in a way that law students will find both intellectually compelling and enjoyable. The author covers materials in detail, including relevance, reliability, and privileges. Whenever possible, problems are based on facts quoted from cases or news articles, complete with citations. This fact-based approach piques student interest, causing them to ask, ?How would a good lawyer attack this problem? rather than ?What is the professor driving at? Written with the belief that students typically prefer to look at the courtroom world through the criminal law lense, the casebook emphasizes the criminal context, while using civil cases when illustrating rules that apply mainly in the civil context.
Parks settled between Crooked Creek and the north fork of the Oconee River ,
Spt . 1797 , bordering Clark County , north of Bear Creek where the Joseph who
married Nancy Ann Turman branch lived . Parks was ordered to administer the ...
Author: Annamae Barber Chandler
"Only lines which seem to be fairly well supported by Death Certificates, 1820-1880, 1900, 1920 U.S. censuses, or prior research of the author, are shown here. Some are very short -- no further connections were found. A few are long, being supported by much research."--Page 75.
In a letter of condolence to the family, he wrote, “I could not have believed it
possible to be so grieved at the death of one, a short time since a stranger, as I
am at the ... It bivouacked for the night at Crooked Creek, just eight miles from
Author: Donald C. Pfanz
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
General Richard Stoddert Ewell holds a unique place in the history of the Army of Northern Virginia. For four months Ewell was Stonewall Jackson's most trusted subordinate; when Jackson died, Ewell took command of the Second Corps, leading it at Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. In this biography, Donald Pfanz presents the most detailed portrait yet of the man sometimes referred to as Stonewall Jackson's right arm. Drawing on a rich array of previously untapped original source materials, Pfanz concludes that Ewell was a highly competent general, whose successes on the battlefield far outweighed his failures. But Pfanz's book is more than a military biography. It also examines Ewell's life before and after the Civil War, including his years at West Point, his service in the Mexican War, his experiences as a dragoon officer in Arizona and New Mexico, and his postwar career as a planter in Mississippi and Tennessee. In all, Pfanz offers an exceptionally detailed portrait of one of the South's most important leaders.
Jarrietta Huffman , who was among the earliest settlers of Douglas County , is
buried on Cowskin Creek 4 miles from irno . ... After the death of my father my
mother brought me to Arkansas in 1845 . . . and settled on Crooked Creek in
Author: William W. JohnstonePublish On: 2006-09-01
Look it up. It's in the record books. That beats your record of spending two days
and nights in the San Antonio jail.” “At least they didn't arrest me for my singing!”
Matt said, laughing. “It was for that fight after calling out the crooked card dealer.
Author: William W. Johnstone
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Young Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves became blood brothers on the day the rancher's son saved the halfbreed's life, forging a bond no one could ever break. As years passed, a legend grew of the breed and the white man who rode together--and who could jerk killing iron with the best of them... Death In Snake Creek Snake Creek is a shabby little Texas town ruled by a mean-tempered outlaw who fancies himself a king--King Petty. He and his gang do what they want, when they want, and right now what Petty wants is the pretty wife of a farmer he just shot in cold blood. But Sam Two Wolves just can't stand by and watch as this King Petty drags the widow down the street, and before long he and Matt find themselves in the fight of their lives. It's a fight they never meant to start--but they sure as hell are going to finish it.