Friday, January 6, 2017

Benjamin Franklin Columbus Loughridge, Jury Foreman, Hamon Murder Trial, Oklahoma, 1921

[Newspaper]: North Georgia Citizen
[Place of Publication]: Dalton, Georgia
[Date of Publication]: 24 March 1921
[Page]: 1
[Title of Article]: "Dalton Man Foreman Famous Hamon Jury"

Dr. Ben Loughridge (B. F. C. Loughridge)
Aged 73
[Apparently of Oklahoma]
Foreman of Jury, Famous Hamon Murder Trial

Details: "Clara Smith Hamon was on trial charged with murder in the killing of Jake Hamon, millionaire oil man and politician of Oklahoma...." [Not Guilty verdict; took jury 40 minutes].
[Has a quotation from the New York World].
[Brief biography of Loughridge]: "Mr. Loughridge came here from Murray county and ran a drug store, later going to Oklahoma."

[Full Citation]: "Dalton Man Foreman Famous Hamon Jury," *North Georgia Citizen* [Dalton, Georgia], 24 Mar. 1921, pg. 1 (via GALILEO). (accessed 6 Jan. 2017).

[Note: presumably this case would be called "State vs. Hamon," and could be researched in the Oklahoma court system. The article references another article in the *New York World,* and articles might be found in other newspapers of the era].

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