I know this is a sad thing to be asking about but,
I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm looking for information regarding the one and only hanging that took place in the city/town of Paxton, Ford County, Illinois. I've located the web site for Paxton, & Ford County, Illinois and on the web site it states this:
One memorable event in the history of Ford County was the one and only hanging in the county. A jury sentenced the condemned man in 1897 for killing a woman northwest of Gibson City. There were 100 people who actually bought a ticket to view the hanging in the courthouse.
I want/need to know what this man's name was, where he is buried, what is the exact date of his death. And so many other questions that I can't think of right now. But Please someone out there help me.
When you find out information about this hanging Please send me an e-mail to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
and put in the subject line: 1897 Hanging
Thank You very much for your help