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Richards Red Bank Ranch Murder

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Richards Red Bank Ranch Murder

M. Linder Carlson (View posts)
Posted: 17 Nov 1998 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JENKINS, RICHARDS, MCCLELLAND, PEYTON
Thomas W and Edna Mae Richards Jenkins were murdered 24 Sep 1911 at the Richards Red Bank Ranch near Nowood Bighorn County now Washakie County. The bodies were found by the children of Senator George B McClelland. Edna was the daughter of former Wyoming Governor William Alford Richards.
The initial coroners jury found that it was a murder and suicide. A later jury found it was murder by person or persons unknown. Newspapers report E T Peyton a reporter for the Cheyenne Tribune was later found wandering around the area muttering Ednas name. He had been committed on several occasions. It is said that he had a vendetta against Governor Richards during his tenure. He was later comitted for insanity at Arispeoish Wyoming. I am looking for any additional information regarding the murder and E T Peyton's involvement. I am also looking for a picture of Edna. Thomas Jenkins was my maternal great uncle.
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