A Death at Crooked Creek

Their clients' position was that even if John Hillmon really had died at Crooked Creek, the defendants should prevail if the jury were convinced that his purpose there had been to defraud the insurance companies.

A Death at Crooked Creek

Author: Marianne Wesson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814789455

Page: 400

View: 832

"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama. Anyone with an interest in law, history, or, for that matter, great storytelling will fall in love with A Death at Crooked Creek. The startling origin of the complex 'intention exception' to the hearsay evidence rule becomes canvas on which a grand and marvelously detailed tale is told. This is modern narrative at its best: a marriage of spectacular writing and hard, documented truth presented by a brilliant author who doubles as a gifted and fastidious legal scholar and historian." —Andrew Popper, American University One winter night in 1879, at a lonely Kansas campsite near Crooked Creek, a man was shot to death. The dead man’s traveling companion identified him as John Hillmon, a cowboy from Lawrence who had been attempting to carve out a life on the blustery prairie. The case might have been soon forgotten and the apparent widow, Sallie Hillmon, left to mourn—except for the $25,000 life insurance policies Hillmon had taken out shortly before his departure. The insurance companies refused to pay on the policies, claiming that the dead man was not John Hillmon, and Sallie was forced to take them to court in a case that would reach the Supreme Court twice. The companies’ case rested on a crucial piece of evidence: a faded love letter written by a disappeared cigarmaker, declaring his intent to travel westward with a “man named Hillmon.” In A Death at Crooked Creek, Marianne Wesson re-examines the long-neglected evidence in the case of the Kansas cowboy and his wife, recreating the court scenes that led to a significant Supreme Court ruling on the admissibility of hearsay evidence. Wesson employs modern forensic methods to examine the body of the dead man, attempting to determine his true identity and finally put this fascinating mystery to rest. This engaging and vividly imagined work combines the drama, intrigue, and emotion of excellent storytelling with cutting-edge forensic investigation techniques and legal theory. Wesson’s superbly imagined A Death at Crooked Creek will have general readers, history buffs, and legal scholars alike wondering whether history, and the Justices, may have misunderstood altogether the events at that bleak winter campsite.

Death at Crooked Creek

Jessie O'Bourne is delighted to be the invited guest artist at the Crooked Creek Art Expo held annually in Montana during March.

Death at Crooked Creek

Author: Mary Ann Cherry

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781726382939

Page: 400

View: 173

Jessie O'Bourne is delighted to be the invited guest artist at the Crooked Creek Art Expo held annually in Montana during March. Mother Nature is still blasting the area with snow and ice, however, so Jessie moves herself and her tomcat, Jack, out of her cold, but beloved motorhome, the Hawk, into the warmth and luxurious accommodations of the old log lodge hosting the art show. When Jessie discovers a dead body was hidden in the Hawk during her absence, she's thrown into a complex murder investigation tied to the death of a teenager. Soon, threatening notes and tiny toy tractors are delivered to her door and she calls on her big Norwegian friend, Detective Sergeant Arvid Abrahmsen, and old flame, Sheriff Russell Bonham, of Sage Bluff, to help investigate. Surrounded by painters and sculptors, Jessie is horrified to think that one of her talented friends is a killer. FBI art theft agent, Grant Kennedy, arrives in Crooked Creek to attend the auction and joins forces with Arvid and Russell. Their goal is to find the murderer before the latest death threat slipped under Jessie's door becomes a reality.

Crooked Creek

dead as a doornail. He checked the horses and then grabbed their water pails and walked through the trees to the river. Mist hung above the slack water and the boy's breath mixed with it the way night mixes with dreams.

Crooked Creek

Author: Maximilian Werner

Publisher: Torrey House Press

ISBN: 1937226085

Page: 186

View: 376

2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards for General Fiction Honorable Mention 2011 Utah Book Award Finalist "Maximilian Werner is a fresh and grounded writer, a welcome and original new voice." —THOMAS MCGUANE Crooked Creek takes place during the latter part of westward expansion and chronicles the lives (and deaths) of the Wood family. The Woods—Preston and Sara—must flee Arizona when they, along with Sara's parents and little brother Jasper, unwittingly get caught up in the plunder and sale of American Indian corpses and funerary objects. Preston, Sara, and Jasper end up in the Heber Valley of Utah, where they seek the support of Sara's Uncle Neff until they can be reunited with Sara's mother and father. But from the moment they ride into Heber, Preston and Sara learn that life in the valley is not as it appears, and that no matter how far we run, we cannot escape the past.

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume III 1906 1911

DROWNS IN CREEK Henry A. CONDITT Meets Death in High Waters of Crooked Creek Monday Monday afternoon about 4 o'clock Henry A. CONDITT, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. CONDITT, was drowned in Crooked Creek near his home.

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume III 1906 1911

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304082369

Page: 336

View: 865

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press, the Crittenden=Record Press, the Twice-a-Week Record-Press and the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 1906 through 1911. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden and surrounding counties in Kentucky.

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume V 1918 1922 Addendum 1904 1907

DEATH OF MRS. SARAH FORD On September 6, Mrs. Sarah FORD, wife of Martin FORD, died at her home near Crooked Creek Church. She was in her seventy-second year and the mother of six children, Josie, Connie, Lee, Russell and Duggie.

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume V 1918 1922 Addendum 1904 1907

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304946738

Page: 282

View: 717

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 03 January 1918 through 29 August 1918 and issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 07 August 1919 through 22 December 1922. An Addendum is located at the end of this volume and includes issues of The Crittenden Record dating from 15 July 1904 through 08 February 1907 which were made available after Volume II and Volume III were published.

The Crooked Creek Ranch Trilogy 3 Book Bundle

Victoria felt oddly like she should comfort this stranger, who was taking her father's death with morehonest grief than she'd beenable to manufacture. “Tell me—” He stopped, then lifted his hand, cutting himself.

The Crooked Creek Ranch Trilogy  3 Book Bundle

Author: Molly O'Keefe

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804180385

Page: 1120

View: 753

From “a unique, not-to-be-missed voice in romantic fiction” (Susan Andersen) comes a poignant and deeply sensual contemporary trilogy with heart the size of Texas. In Molly O’Keefe’s wonderfully written novels, the tantalizing cowboys and headstrong heroines of Crooked Creek ranch struggle to find a place where they belong. And now they’re all rustled up together in one captivating eBook bundle. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Texas rancher Lyle Baker offers Tara Jean Sweet, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, a stake in his leather business if she plays the part of a gold-digging fiancée to lure his estranged children home. Now Lyle’s gone—and his ridiculously handsome son, Luc, an ice hockey star sidelined by injuries, is the new owner of Crooked Creek ranch. Being so close to sinfully sweet Tara Jean does crazy things to Luc’s priorities, like make him want to pry her deepest secrets from those irresistible lips. But when Tara Jean’s past demands a dirty showdown, will Luc stay and fight? CAN’T HURRY LOVE Victoria Baker, the penniless widow of a disgraced financier, is ready to make a new life for herself. She’s taking over Crooked Creek ranch, her birthright, and turning it into something special. All that stands in her way is Eli Turnbull, a rugged cowboy who wants the land just as badly. He’s devoted his life to Crooked Creek, and he’s not about to let some pampered city girl turn it into a spa. But their burning anger only fuels heat of another kind: uncontrollable passion. Soon Victoria and Eli each realize that the person standing in their way is the one they can never do without. CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE Dallas TV morning-show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable—but her iron will guards memories of a man she’s determined to lock out. Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream: Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin—still skating, still fighting, and still her ex-husband. Now the producers want this bad-boy heartbreaker to undergo an on-air makeover, and Billy, who has nothing to lose, agrees. It’s his only chance to get near Maddy again and be redeemed by the one thing that matters: her love.

Crooked River City

Crooked. River. Town. On a hot July day, I am sitting in the front study of Bill's hundred-year-old house, and Bill is sitting at the piano. ... The events take place before his inauguration as president and end with Rachel's death.

Crooked River City

Author: Terry Wait Klefstad

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496818679

Page: 248

View: 689

A pianist, arranger, and composer, William Pursell is a mainstay of the Nashville music scene. He has played jazz in Nashville’s Printer’s Alley with Chet Atkins and Harold Bradley, recorded with Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, performed with the Nashville Symphony, and composed and arranged popular and classical music. Pursell’s career, winding like a crooked river between classical and popular genres, encompasses a striking diversity of musical experiences. A series of key choices sent him down different paths, whether it was reenrolling with the Air Force for a second tour of duty, leaving the prestigious Eastman School of Music to tour with an R&B band, or refusing to sign with the Beatles’ agent Sid Bernstein. The story of his life as a working musician is unlike any other—he is not a country musician nor a popular musician nor a classical musician but, instead, an artist who refused to be limited by traditional categories. Crooked River City is driven by a series of recollections and personal anecdotes Terry Wait Klefstad assembled over a three-year period of interviews with Pursell. His story is one not only of talent, but of dedication and hard work, and of the ins and outs of a working musician in America. This biography fills a crucial gap in Nashville music history for both scholars and music fans.

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume IV 1912 1917

She was not only the pet of family, but of the neighbors, and her death is mourned by all who knew her. ... W. H. THURMAN, an aged citizen of Crooked Creek section died of pelagra Sunday morning and was buried at McMICAN graveyard.

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices  Volume IV  1912 1917

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304625109

Page: 318

View: 927

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 04 January 1912 through 20 December 1917. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden and surrounding counties in Kentucky.

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume Ii 1900 1905

DEATHS Francis Marion CRUCE died at his home near Tiline, Livingston Co., last Thursday night in his 60th year. He was up and well Tuesday and ... He was a member of Crooked Creek church for over a half century. TOLU Mrs. Carrie KINSEY, ...

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume Ii 1900 1905

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304082199

Page: 302

View: 769

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 1900 through 1905. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden, Caldwell and Livingston Counties in Kentucky.

The Life and Death of Kid Curry

Cattle were being moved from the overstocked Judith River basin into the Flatwillow Creek and Musselshell River country. They arrived in 1884, ... Their round-up headquar- ters was on Crooked Creek, just south and east of Rocky Point.

The Life and Death of Kid Curry

Author: Gary A. Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442247401

Page: 240

View: 527

Harvey "Kid Curry" Logan was an outlaw, gunfighter and infamous member of the Butch Cassidy gang. With more than fifteen killings attributed to him, and given his involvement in the Butch Cassidy gang, "Kid Curry" was as renowned a figure as you were likely to find west of the Mississippi. Short of stature yet enormous in reputation, after Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fled for South America, Logan became the most wanted outlaw in the United States. He was finally captured--only to escape from his Tennessee prison in 1903. Until now little has been readily known about the man nicknamed the "tiger of the wild bunch." With unique access to the research, author Gary Wilson deftly separates fact from fiction, providing readers with a complete and authoritative biography.

Evidence Under the Rules

See also Wesson, A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker and the Love Letter (NYU Press, 2013); Douglas McFarland, Dead Men Tell Tales: Thirty Times Three Years of the Judicial Process After Hillmon, 30 Vill.

Evidence Under the Rules

Author: Christopher B. Mueller

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 145485894X

Page: 1040

View: 421

The eighth edition of Evidence Under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems, one of the most widely-adopted Evidence coursebooks ever published, has been thoroughly revised and redesigned to be even more teachable and student friendly. A new two-color design enhances the reading experience, and new text boxes (many with photographs) provide interesting background on select cases and additional perspectives on key issues. Many elements, however, remain the same, including: the book’s structuring around the Federal Rules of Evidence; carefully edited cases and secondary materials; and the inclusion of numerous problems that allow students to apply new concepts.

The Land of the Crooked Tree

In every forest industry , Death stands ready to snatch a victim . A falling limb or a buckling tree may strike a chopper ; the swish of a log may break a leg ; a sharp ax is a dangerous tool . As I look back , however , it seems ...

The Land of the Crooked Tree

Author: U. P. Hedrick

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814318348

Page: 350

View: 946

In 1874, the Hedrick family arrived in L 'Arbre croche or "crooked tree," as the Jesuit missionaries had called it one hundred and fifty years earlier. The wilderness of Little Traverse Bay had just been opened for homesteading, and the Hedricks joined a dozen other white families in the trading post of Little Traverse, situated in virgin forest. From the age of four until he left the area at eighteen, U. P. Hedrick saw the shabby trading post rum into the tidy village of Harbor Springs. In those years, mechanized logging replaced the homesteader's crosscut saw; the passenger pigeon disappeared; and the railroad arrived. Hedrick writes of his youth and shows himself to be a sharp and often witty observer of the little details of domestic life on the Michigan frontier. He expounds on cooking whitefish and blackberry rolypoly, on the farmer's "arsenal of axes," on pigs and their parts-both edible and useful, on wild and cultivated fruits, on trees, on kettles, and on Indians of the area. Lovers of Michigan's woods and fields, lakes and rivers; professional historians; and storytellers will find themselves delighted by Hedrick's account. The Land of the Crooked Tree is a Great Lakes Books reprint.

Crooked Tree Ranch

But the Creek Cabins have been put in mothballs—they're not being filled, so we put all of our efforts in Forest and River. ... It took Jay a while to get himself seated in the saddle properly, and his death grip on the reins had Diablo ...

Crooked Tree Ranch

Author: RJ Scott

Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited

ISBN: 1785640321

Page: 275

View: 989

When the cowboy meets the guy from the city, he knows everything will have to change. On the spur of the moment, with his life collapsing around him, Jay Sullivan answers an ad for a business manager with expertise in marketing, on a dude ranch in Montana. With his sister, Ashley, niece, Kirsten, and nephew, Josh, in tow, he moves lock stock and barrels from New York to Montana to start a new life on Crooked Tree Ranch. Foreman and part-owner of the ranch, former-rodeo star Nathaniel 'Nate' Todd has been running the dude ranch, for five years ever since his mentor Marcus Allen became ill. His brothers convince him that he needs to get an expert in to help the business grow. He knows things have to change, but when the new guy turns up, with a troubled family in tow - he just isn't prepared for how much.

Without Quarter

The Wichita Expedition and the Fight on Crooked Creek William Young Chalfant. their fate . They faced death with a cool , calm deliberateness that aroused admiration in the sternest of their white foes , and 15 they fought until they ...

Without Quarter

Author: William Young Chalfant

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806123677

Page: 170

View: 272

Without Quarter is the story of the first major U.S. army expedition against the Comanches between the Mexican and Civil wars. Chalfant first sets the historical context, then traces events to the climax at Crooked Creek on May 13, 1859.

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume I 1886 1899

About thirty years ago John LAMB united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Meadow Creek, and was shortly afterwards made an elder in the church. From that day to the day of his death he was a consistent member and an active ...

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume I 1886 1899

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304080978

Page: 250

View: 361

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 1886 through 1899. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden County and neighboring counties in Kentucky.

The White River Chronicles of S C Turnbo

... forks of Crooked and Clear Creeks near where he resided so long. V. A FEW ITEMS OF EARLY TIMES (21:30 NEARLY ALL THE OLD TIMERS of Marion County, Ark., have passed over the great gulf of darkness that lies between life and death.

The White River Chronicles of S  C  Turnbo

Author: S.C. Turnbo

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557285624

Page: 424

View: 768

This highly readable folklore collection of Silas Turnbo's evocative legends of the chase are told by the predatory first settlers of the southern frontiers.

Death on the Prairie

... orders Mills down Comanches , 60 et passim Dead Canyon , 144 ; recalls him , 145 ; Compton , Major , 113 retreats ... 218-219 ; 223 Crooked Creek , Kansas , 98 Cook , Reverend C. S. , 277 Crow , Cheyenne chief , 229 ; 238 Coolidge ...

Death on the Prairie

Author: Paul Iselin Wellman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803297210

Page: 298

View: 454

Death on the Prairie is a sweeping narrative history of the Indian wars on the western plains that never loses sight of the individual actors. Beginning with the Minnesota Sioux Uprising in 1862, Paul I. Wellman shifts to conflicts in present-day Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and South Dakota, involving, most spectacularly, the Sioux, but also the Cheyennes, Arapahos, Comanches, Kiowas, Utes, and Nez Perces—all being ezed out of their hunting grounds by white settlers. There is never a quiet page as Wellman describes the Sand Creek Massacre (1864), the Fetterman Massacre (1866), the Battle of the Washita (1868), the Battle of Adobe Walls (1874), the Battle of the Little Big Horn (1876), the Nez Perce War (1877), the Meeker Massacre (1879), and the tragedy at wounded Knee (1890) that ended the fighting on the plains. Celebrated chiefs (Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Black Kettle, Satanta, Joseph, Ouray, Sitting Bull) clash with army officers (notably Custer, Sheridan, Miles, and Crook), and uncounted men, women, and children on both sides are cast in roles of fatal consequence.