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|Harley O Beesley|
|Birth: ||Feb. 23, 1894|
|Death: ||May 18, 1920|
Birth, Death & Burial from Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947.
Harley Beesley murdered his wife Lucy and two children in Webster Groves, Iowa where she was staying after the separation from Harley. 9 days later when sheriff's' posse caught up to him back in Illinois. Harley shot himself.
"A letter, purporting to have been written by Harley O Beesley... was made public. 'I did it because I loved them and could not bear to give them up....After I am gone I want to be buried by the side of my darlings.' His request to be buried by his family was disregarded."
Jarrette Beesley (1885 - 1937)
Emma Beesley (1885 - 1937)
Lucy M Koonce Beesley (1895 - 1920)
Cecil Beesley (1916 - 1920)*
Leland Beesley (1918 - 1920)*
Created by: Mel ski
Record added: Mar 11, 2014
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