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 Anthony Chebatoris

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Anthony Chebatoris

  • Birth 1900 Poland
  • Death 8 Jul 1938 Milan, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Milan, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 6353608

First person executed (by hanging) in the USA under the National Bank Robbery Act of 1934. Only person executed in Michigan since its statehood in 1837. On September 29, 1937, Chebatoris and Jack Gracey attempted to hold up the Chemical State Savings Bank in Midland, Michigan. Chebatoris shot and killed an innocent bystander, truck driver Henry Porter. During the botched robbery, Gracey was shot and killed by Dr. Frank Hardy, a dentist who worked in an office above the bank. Chebatoris was hanged at the Milan Federal Detention farm (now Milan Federal Correctional Institution) in York township, northeast of the village of Milan.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kasubo
  • Added: 17 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6353608
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anthony Chebatoris (1900–8 Jul 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6353608, citing Marble Park Cemetery, Milan, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .