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 Alice D D <I>Upstill</I> Flanders

Alice D D Upstill Flanders

Taunton, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England
Death 17 Jul 1914 (aged 45–46)
Hulett, Crook County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Long Pine, Brown County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 18213299 · View Source
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From newspaper reports from the Inter-Mountain Globe, Hulett, WY 1914, 1915 and 1916

Mrs. Alice Flanders was murdered by her husband Willard Flanders on July 17, 1914 in Red Canyon five miles southeast of Hulett. Also murdered was a neighbor, Sam Aultz (#38225706).

The Flanders had two children, an eighteen year old son Frank who witnessed the murders and a twenty-two year old daughter who was a school teacher in Long Pine, Nebraska. Mr. Flanders was a locomotive engineer from Chadron NE to the Black Hills. There was a history abuse by Mr. Flanders over small domestic issues.

Mrs. Flanders had come to Mr. and Mrs Aultz for protection after being threatened by Mr. Flanders. The Aultz's and Mrs. Flanders and her 18 year old son Frank were headed to Hulett when they were stopped by Mr. Flanders who shot Sam Aultz and then Mrs. Flanders.

Willard Flanders was found guilty of the murder of his wife and Sam Aultz and was sentenced to be hanged on the seventh day of May, 1915. After a stay of execution he was finally paid the penalty and was hanged at the state prison in Rawlins on June 16, 1916.

Mrs. Flanders was a quiet, gentle woman, loved by all who knew her. Her body was taken to Long Pine, Nebraska for burial.
Alice D D Upstill
England and Wales Census, 1871
Name Alice D D Upstill
Event Type Census
Event Date 1871
Event Place Taunton, St James, Somersetshire, England
Enumeration District 5
Gender Female
Age 2
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1869
Birthplace Taunton, Somerset
Richard Upstill Head M 37 Broadway, Somerset
Elizabeth B Upstill Wife F 37 Bishops Lydeard, Somerset
Alfred Upstill Son M 11 Taunton, Somerset
Emily Upstill Daughter F 9 Taunton, Somerset
Edley E Upstill Son M 7 Taunton, Somerset
Eugene E Upstill Son M 4 Taunton, Somerset
Alice D D Upstill Daughter F 2 Taunton, Somerset
Amy U Upstill Daughter F 0 Taunton, Somerset

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  • Maintained by: Carl Steiger
  • Originally Created by: Deb
  • Added: 4 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18213299
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alice D D Upstill Flanders (1868–17 Jul 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18213299, citing Grandview Cemetery, Long Pine, Brown County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Carl Steiger (contributor 47175561) .