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Lee Shelton
Birth: Mar. 16, 1865
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1912
Jefferson City
Cole County
Missouri, USA

American folk figure. Shelton killed Willie Lyons on Christmas Eve in 1895 at a saloon in St. Louis. Shelton and Lyons were actually friends, but something caused an argument between them. This led to an altercation which then resulted in Shelton's shooting and killing of Lyons. He was tried, convicted and served prison time for the crime which was later immortalized in the song "Stagger Lee." (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
Greenwood Cemetery
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Mar 07, 2006
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Lee Shelton
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- Undertaker 61
 Added: Mar. 16, 2015
"The night was clear...and the moon was yellow, and the leaves came tumbling down"! Happy Birthday Mr. Shelton and rest in eternal peace.
- sjm
 Added: Mar. 16, 2015
 Added: Mar. 11, 2015
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