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Willie Adams

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Willie Adams

Birth
Texas, USA
Death
8 Oct 1926 (aged 22–23)
San Quentin, Marin County, California, USA
Burial
San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
320
Memorial ID
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The duo of Willie Adams and Alfonse Rincon were known as the "Six Dollar Murderers."

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California Department of Corrections
Prisoner number 42470


Received at San Quentin; July 24, 1926

County sent from; Los Angeles

Age at incarceration; 23

Occupation; Farmer

Sentence; Condemned to death

Reference for memorial comes from the book San Quentin, established 1852: 150th Anniversary Commemorative. Sections;
Inmates Buried at San Quentin Cemetery
and, Executions at San Quentin Prison.
Cross checked with the
San Quentin State Prison Register

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Adams' accomplice, Alfonse Rincon, was SQ Prisoner #42471, age 24, born California. He is not buried on Boot Hill, presumably his family made other arrangements. Alfonse Rincon is mentioned in the book "Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty," as follows;.. "His execution was marred when his head struck the side of the platform as he fell thru the trap."

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The murder and robbery of T.K. Ullman, age 58, took place on May 7, 1925, in a sparsely settled community near Elizabeth Lake.
The duo of Willie Adams and Alfonse Rincon were known as the "Six Dollar Murderers."

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California Department of Corrections
Prisoner number 42470


Received at San Quentin; July 24, 1926

County sent from; Los Angeles

Age at incarceration; 23

Occupation; Farmer

Sentence; Condemned to death

Reference for memorial comes from the book San Quentin, established 1852: 150th Anniversary Commemorative. Sections;
Inmates Buried at San Quentin Cemetery
and, Executions at San Quentin Prison.
Cross checked with the
San Quentin State Prison Register

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Adams' accomplice, Alfonse Rincon, was SQ Prisoner #42471, age 24, born California. He is not buried on Boot Hill, presumably his family made other arrangements. Alfonse Rincon is mentioned in the book "Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty," as follows;.. "His execution was marred when his head struck the side of the platform as he fell thru the trap."

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The murder and robbery of T.K. Ullman, age 58, took place on May 7, 1925, in a sparsely settled community near Elizabeth Lake.

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  • Created by: Colletta
  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/126698034/willie-adams: accessed ), memorial page for Willie Adams (1903–8 Oct 1926), Find a Grave Memorial ID 126698034, citing San Quentin Prison Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA; Maintained by Colletta (contributor 47089656).