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1890 Killings of W.D. Murphy by Dr. J.E. Sombart and Dr. G.W. Prichard by S.W. Miles, Coldwater, Kansas

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1890 Killings of W.D. Murphy by Dr. J.E. Sombart and Dr. G.W. Prichard by S.W. Miles, Coldwater, Kansas

Posted: 7 Sep 2003 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Apr 2005 9:52AM GMT
Surnames: Miles, Murphy, Prichard, Sombart
W. D. Murphy, former city marshall of Coldwater, Ks, was slain on the street at the intersection of Main and Central by J.E. Sombart. Dr. G.W. Prichard, a witness to the slaying, was shortly thereafter slain by Solomon Miles, a lawyer. Both Sombart and Miles were eventually aquitted.

News articles regarding these events are online:

W. D. MURPHY SLAIN ON THE STREET BY J. E. SOMBART
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kscomanc/murphy_murdered.html

STATE vs. SOMBART
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kscomanc/sombart_state_21june1890.h...

SOLOMON W. MILES KILLS DR. G. W. PRICHARD
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kscomanc/prichard_murdered.html

"The Not-So-Gay 90s " by Evelyn Reed.
An overview of the killings of Murphy by Sombart and Prichard by Miles, with the outcome of their trials.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kscomanc/notsogay90s.html

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