Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Old Keeper Gillespie Dizzied by Son's Misfortune

The Detroit Free Press, February 17, 1906

All right, I'll stop with the hokey titles. While James Gillespie watched over the County House for 40 years his own had fallen into disarray. His son George, 24, was convicted of breaking and entering just a few months after his father's retirement. His father sent a letter asking for clemency and since I can find no instance of his sentencing in the archives it was probably granted.

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