J.S. Bene Murdered 1909

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RESEARCHED BY : TINA EASLEY

 

12/31/2008

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

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THURSDAY , NOVEMBER 11, 1909 - THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

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WYNNE , ARK.

J.S. BENE , WHO CONDUCTED A STORE AT WITTSBURG , ARK. , FIVE MILES EAST OF WYNNE , WAS FOUND DEAD IN A CHAIR IN FRONT OF HIS STORE TUESDAY WITH FIVE BULLET HOLES IN HIS HEAD . THE MURDER IS A MYSTERY , AND THE CORNERS JURY RETURNED A VERDICT OF DEATH BY GUNSHOT WOUNDS BY UNKNOWN PARTIES.

BENE WAS AT ONE TIME A CONDUCTOR ON THE IRON MOUNTAIN RAILROAD AND WAS SHOT AND ROBBED IN MEMPHIS EIGHT YEARS AGO . AS A RESULT IT WAS NECESSARY TO AMPUTATE ONE OF HIS LEGS . HE IS SURVIVED BY A DAUGHTER NOW ATTENDING SCHOOL IN WYNNE.