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 John D. Cahow

John D. Cahow

Birth
Death 20 Sep 1998 (aged 17)
Burial Dexter, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 22275 · View Source
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Along with Carrie B. Hatton, he was the subject of one of the nastiest political campaigns in Southeast Missouri History. On September 19, 1998, Both Hatton and Cahow were involved in a single vehicle accident (Cahow was in the passenger side and Hatton was in the back seat directly behind the driver) in which the driver of the vehicle had been drinking. Hatton was killed instantly, Cahow was thrown from the vehicle and died the next day. Rumors began to fly that the three teens were coming from the home of Missouri State Representative Marilyn Taylor Williams where she had allegedly been providing alcohol to minors during a campaign party. William's opponent, Republican Larry Sandage was accused of spreading the rumors(although the rumors did not come from him)and the mudslinging began. Williams was narrowly reelected despite the rumors(but was defeated in November of 2000 by Republican Rob Mayer) and the driver of the vehicle was sentenced to 12 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. He is now out on parole. (Info from Dexter Daily Statesman Sept,1998, Dexter Daily Statesman October 29 1998(Letters to the Editor) and A campaign publication printed by the Stoddard County Democratic Party on November 1, 1998)


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  • Added: 16 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22275
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John D. Cahow (16 Dec 1980–20 Sep 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22275, citing Dexter Cemetery, Dexter, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .