1896-02-17 - Stack Lee - visits

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1896-02-17 - Stack Lee - visits - ' SAW MS DYING MOTHER. Murderer Sheldon Taken...
' SAW MS DYING MOTHER. Murderer Sheldon Taken tt Her Bedside by Officers. Lee Sheldon, alias "Stack Lee," colored who is confined Iri" jail charged with murder, was taken to the bedside of his dying mother Sunday afternoon by two deputy sheriffs Mrs. Lee has been ill for the past month and her son has been trying in every way to get out of jail just long enough to see her and administer eorsolation to the old woman in her- her- waning life. Last Friday colored people living in the neighborhood of Twelfth and Moreran streets circulated a petition that Sheldon be allowed to visit his mother. This was presented to Sheriff Troll, who assigned assigned two deputy sheriffs to take Lee from jail to his mother's home. Mrs. Sheldon was almost unccnscious when her son was ushered into her home handcuffed. She recognized him, and tried to say something, but her vnico had left her and all she could do was move her lips. Last Christmas eve Sheldon shot and killed William Lyons in a saloon on Morgan street. h.l

Clipped from St. Louis Post-Dispatch17 Feb 1896, MonPage 4

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri)17 Feb 1896, MonPage 4
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