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Harley O Beesley
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1894
Bond County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 18, 1920
Fayette County
Illinois, USA

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." 
Family links: 
  Jarrette Beesley (1885 - 1937)
  Emma Beesley (1885 - 1937)
  Lucy M Koonce Beesley (1895 - 1920)
  Cecil Beesley (1916 - 1920)*
  Leland Beesley (1918 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Liberty Cemetery
Mulberry Grove
Bond County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Mel ski
Record added: Mar 11, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126225217


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