Frank Searway

Frank Searway

Birth
Death 7 May 1911 (aged 43)
Burial Iowa County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 74573549 · View Source
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One of Iowa Counties Cold Cases (unsolved homicide)

Frank Searaway lived alone about six miles northwest of Millersburg, Iowa, and disappeared on or around Sunday, May 7, 1911. Neighbors thought he'd gone to see his sister in Benton County, but began to worry when he stayed gone so long.They eventually wrote the sister to inquire about him.The sister replied that she hadn't seen Frank and a number of men organized a search party.
They found Frank Searaway buried in his stable with three bullet wounds to his head and his skull crushed in. Townsfolk thought he was killed after he was robbed.His remains were interred Sunday evening, July 9, Searaway, who was born May 23, 1867, was survived by his sister, Francis (Mrs. Henry Paul).
The Williamsburg Journal-Tribune referred to Searaway as "a harmless, inoffensive man, living alone and troubling no one," and called his death "one of the worst tragedies in the annals of Iowa County."


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  • Created by: Dawn Albrecht
  • Added: 7 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74573549
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Searway (23 May 1867–7 May 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74573549, citing Longstreth Cemetery, Iowa County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Dawn Albrecht (contributor 47518550) .