Wednesday, January 10, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 10

January 10, 1914 – David Craig, 57 years old, and Sandy Rogers, aged 60, both farmers, were shot and killed early today by Harry Reely, aged 35, a farmer who then committed suicide. This is the conclusion of the authorities who found the three bodies this afternoon near Paupores, St. Louis County, Minn.

Reely was said to have been infatuated with a 16-year-old school girl, and objected to the attentions paid her by Craig and Rogers, who were single and lived together. A few days ago, the authorities claim, Reely, in a letter to the girl, threatened to kill Craig and Rogers unless she stopped associating with them.

The young girl alleges she visited the two bachelors occasionally simply to cheer them up. They were old men, she thought, who appreciated a young visitor once in a while. Reely’s parents reside near Paupores.

The bodies of the bachelors were found at their home, while Reely’s body was found near another neighboring farm house.

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