Louis Belew


Louis Belew

California, USA
Death 9 Nov 1897 (aged 41)
Dixon, Solano County, California, USA
Burial Dixon, Solano County, California, USA
Plot IOOF Section, Lot 62, Crypt I, Grave E
Memorial ID 46697165 View Source
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Louis and his sister Susie were murdered by their brother, Frank Belew. He later confessed and was hanged in Folsom Prison

Excerpt From the San Francisco Call, Nov. 11, 1897-Page 3

"Today witnessed the closing of an interesting chapter in the remarkable story of the poisoning of the Belews.

There is no doubt in the minds of the masses here that the humble little home of the dead brother and sister was not swept of its inhabitants by accident, and there will be an account to settle later if the suspicions of the Sheriff and the District Attorney of the county can be verified.

The burial of the unfortunate dead today touched a responsive chord in the hearts of the entire population. The funeral was one of the largest and most impressive ever seen in this part of the State.

Shortly after one o'clock the solemn ringing of an old fashioned, deep toned church bell summoned the people of the town and country for miles around to the First Baptist Church to the funeral of the late Louis and Susie Belew, the unfortunate brother and sister who were poisoned on the eve of their weddings. There were no more popular young people in the village. As they had been the pride of their parents, who left them the bulk of of their estate a few years ago, so they were esteemed by their fellow-men.

The afternoon was one of the most beautiful of halcyon days of autumn and the long cortege filed solemnly through the quite streets, past the places the dead had known, over the leaf strewn roads to the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The funeral closed all places of business, the schools were shut for the day and not even a saloon was open from noon util the minister had said the last word."

Louis was to have married Clara Ferguson.

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