Archive for Friday, November 13, 2009

100 years ago: Bank robber shot in Eudora

November 13, 2009


From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 13, 1909: As of 3 p. m. today, Ross Bullock lay dying in the city hall at Eudora with a bullet through his head as the result of his second robbery of the Bank of Eudora. Bullock and a boy named McKay entered the front door of the bank where Fred Starr was making daily returns. They grabbed money, then without warning, Starr was shot and also is in serious condition. McKay gave up, it is not sure who shot Bullock, who may have committed suicide, but he was taken to city hall while Starr was brought to Lawrence. Bullock earlier robbed the bank and then killed a lawman in Lawrence. He has been at large since the first robbery on Oct. 11. . . . The team hitched to John Fritzel’s milk wagon got frightened on Kentucky Street today and ran several blocks before it was stopped. Nobody was hurt and none of the milk was lost. . . . State architect Chandler has disproved the charge that he copied the plans of the state architect of Nebraska for the Kansas Memorial Hall. The Nebraska plans were drawn in the east and Chandler says he never plagiarized the work.


ddayot 8 years, 2 months ago

Bullock was transferred from Lawrence Memorial, taken on covered wagon to KU Med.

RoeDapple 8 years, 2 months ago

Great, Great Uncle Ross's 1909 Ford Escort

Still sittin in cuzin clems mule barn as i recall

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