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Charles Thomas “Dixie” Blinn

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Charles Thomas “Dixie” Blinn

Birth
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Death
25 Dec 1922 (aged 42)
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA Add to Map
Plot
10, Section E
Memorial ID
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Charles Thomas "Dixie" Blinn was a dry agent in Jefferson County, Ohio, during Prohibition. His life had been threatened many times. He was shot three times and his body dumped in another area from where he was killed. He was found a short time after his death, killed with his own gun. His murder was never solved. He was one of four dry agents at the time, murdered in Jefferson County.

He was the first husband of Martha K. "Mattie" Yocum, daughter of Silas Yocum and Elizabeth Murray. She went on to marry three more times, outliving each husband.Enforcement Man's Activity Against Wets Results In His Death.

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 26. -

Shot through the head and back, the body of Charles "Dixie" Blinn, prohibition enforcement agent, was found early today in a dark thoroughfare in the heart of Steubenville. The shooting is attributed to Blinn's enforcement activity. His life had been threatened a score of times, police say.

Police are without a definite clue to the murder.

The Lake County Times; Hammond, Indiana.
December 26, 1922; Page One.
Charles Thomas "Dixie" Blinn was a dry agent in Jefferson County, Ohio, during Prohibition. His life had been threatened many times. He was shot three times and his body dumped in another area from where he was killed. He was found a short time after his death, killed with his own gun. His murder was never solved. He was one of four dry agents at the time, murdered in Jefferson County.

He was the first husband of Martha K. "Mattie" Yocum, daughter of Silas Yocum and Elizabeth Murray. She went on to marry three more times, outliving each husband.Enforcement Man's Activity Against Wets Results In His Death.

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 26. -

Shot through the head and back, the body of Charles "Dixie" Blinn, prohibition enforcement agent, was found early today in a dark thoroughfare in the heart of Steubenville. The shooting is attributed to Blinn's enforcement activity. His life had been threatened a score of times, police say.

Police are without a definite clue to the murder.

The Lake County Times; Hammond, Indiana.
December 26, 1922; Page One.

Inscription

No grave marker.

Gravesite Details

Buried next to his parents, Charles M. Blinn and Laura E. Purviance Blinn. There is no grave marker. Section E, plot 10.


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