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Memories of Oakland, page 11

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strung by this event, and frantically made his way home he knew not how.

A Mr. Johnson, who was a merchant doing business near where Caton's last place of business was located, lived in the house from which the fatal shot was fired. Mr. Arnold, who was then constable, immediately entered the house and found Johnson and a stranger named Rhodes in the room from which the shot had been fired. The smell of gunpowder was plainly discernible, but no weapon was found. Johnson was arrested, but I do not remember of hearing of his conviction. Rhodes immediately left town. It was believed that Johnson's wife, who was exceeding vain, instigated the murder because of some remarks that Dr. Conn had made concerning her. The Johnsons had one child, a daughter, to whom they gave the liberal name of Ida Lucy Florence Jeannette Genavi Jenny Lind Johnson. This remarkably named child was handed to a woman to hold for a minute when Mrs. Johnson boarded a train then ready to start. The woman was left in possession of the babe. What became of the child I do not know.

The office building of Dr. Conn was later occupied by Mr. Kennedy who conducted a 'grog shop', with a small addition added on the


Thomas J. Brandt

A native speckled trout being admired by its captor, ex-Mayor Joseph Hinebaugh, when he was young and fancy free. His brother, Ellwood, stands on his right, and Percy Frantz on his left.


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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