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J. N. Webb, Dalhart, 1905

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Re: J. N. Webb, Dalhart, 1905

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 3:17PM GMT
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I wrote this paper as part of my research for an article written for the Journal of the Wild West History Association titled "Rethinking the Murder of Pat Garrett", which appeared in the August 2011 issue.

I am now working on a book about the most highly publicized El Paso murder in history, the murder of cattle baron Thomas Lyons in May 1917. Although Jim Miller had been lynched in Ada, OK, in April 1909, his crime family continued operations and engineered this contract killing.

J. N. Webb was indicted and stood trial with Jim Miller's brother-in-law, Carl Adamson, in 1908 for smuggling 16 illegal Chinese immigrants into the US at El Paso. They were arrested at Tularosa, NM. J. N. Webb was acquitted due to jury tampering.

Later, Elmer Webb was standing next to Mannie Clements Jr, another Miller brother-in-law, in the Coney Island Saloon in El Paso when someone shot Mannie in the back of the head. For a while Elmer was a prime suspect in this case, but he was not indicted.

Send me an email at if you'd like more information.

Jerry Lobdill
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