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Lester B. Landon
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Birth: Mar., 1866
Springwater
Livingston County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1940
Sparta
Livingston County
New York, USA


Buffalo Evening News
Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
Monday, June 27, 1892

MAY BE MURDER

A Mount Morris Man Found Unconscious and Dying in a Wagon

THE CORONER WILL INVESTIGATE

[Special from news correspondence]

Mount Morris Charles Peterson was found in an unconscious condition in his wagon yesterday morning and died early in the afternoon. Lester Landon of Hemlock Lake has been arrested and awaits the result of the Coroner's jury today, Landon says that he, in company with Samuel Feathers and Richard Brotherton, were walking home and Peterson and Fred Cassidy, who were in a wagon overtook them. Peterson got out of the wagon and they had a fight. Both had been drinking. He remembers helping Peterson into his wagon, while be went on his way home. Fred Cassidy who was with Peterson claims to know nothing about it.

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The Nunda News
Nunda, Livingston County, New York.
Saturday, July 2, 1892

ANOTHER HOMICIDE AT MOUNT MORRIS

Death of Charles Peterson as a result of a Drunken Brawl.

Charles Peterson, who is quite well known in Nunda, as he married a daughter of Peter Democker, died Sunday as the result of a drunken brawl on the streets of Mt. Morris late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The Mt. Morris correspondent of the Rochester Democrat gives the following report:

MT. MORRIS, N. Y., June 20th. About 1 o'clock this morning Lester Landon and Samuel Feathers were walking up Chapel street on their way home, when they were overtaken by Fred Cassidy and Charles Peterson, who were in a wagon. Landon and Peterson engaged in a fight, in which the latter was worsted. He was helped up and into the wagon and drove home with Cassidy, who is said to have been badly intoxicated.

This morning Peterson was found in tho wagon at Cassidy's house in an unconscious condition, and he died at 1 o'clock today. He had several bad cuts on his head. Landon has been arrested. He says that Peterson was the agressor in the altercation, striking him on the head first with a club. He claims that he fought Peterson in self defense, and that he did not use anything but his fists. Landon's home is at Hemlock Lake. He is a young man, married, but dose not live with his wife. He has been working here as a farm hand for Chester White. Peterson was a dissipated and quarrelsome fellow. Coroner Dodge has charge of the case and will hold an inquest.

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The Daily News
Batavia, Genesee County, New York.
Friday, November 25, 1892

Lester Landon, convicted of manslaughter in Geneseo for killing Charles Peterson in Mt. Morris, has been sentenced by Judge Nash to seven years imprisonment in Auburn.

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Executive Orders for Commutations, Pardons,
Restorations and Respites, 1845-1931

Name: Lester Landon
Trial Date: Nov 1892
Trial Place: Livingston, New York, USA
Crime: Manslaughter 1st Degree
Prison: Auburn State Prison
Event Type: Restoration
Event Date: 9 Nov 1912

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Mount Morris Enterprise
Mount Morris, Livingston County, New York.
Wednesday, May 1, 1940

Lester Landon, 75, well known resident of Sparta, died last week.

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Genesee County Express
Dansville, Livingston County, New York.
Thursday, May 2, 1940

Dansville Funeral services for Lester Landon, 75, who died in Sparta on Thursday, were held from the Wilson-Altmeyer Funeral Chapel, in this village Saturday afternoon. Burial was in Union cemetery, Scottsburg. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Flora Booth.

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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Emma May Johnson Landon (1873 - 1917)
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Scottsburg
Livingston County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Butterfly~Kisses
Record added: Jan 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103588469
 


- Butterfly~Kisses
 Added: Jan. 14, 2013
 
 
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