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Calvin James
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Birth: unknown
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1886
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA

Calvin James and Lincoln Sprole were executed at Fort Smith on July 23, 1886. The two men had been tried and found guilty for two separate crimes. In August 1885, Calvin James traveled with three other men to Texas to acquire a supply of whiskey. During the trip, James shot and killed one of his companions in order to take the four gallons he had purchased. The other men with James later served as witnesses against him. In May 1885, Lincoln Sprole worked on a farm in the Chickasaw Nation. A disagreement with Benjamin Clark, who lived on the farm, escalated to violence. While Clark and his son were returning home one day, Sprole suddenly appeared from a thicket by the roadside. He shot and killed them both. 
 
Burial:
Oak Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Pam
Record added: Apr 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109025790
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