Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Marvin Kuhns-The Final Chapter


















Isn't this just dandy? Spent 2 or 3 hours off and on writing the final Chapter of Marvin Kuhns demise, I add the above photograph, and 'zap' Blogger deletes the whole damn she-bang....except the photo of 1910 Scott, Ohio. Never saved it auto or whatever, only thing I can figure out is that when I used the "spell check" from my tool bar, something happened to the text and it is gone.
Not sure if I'm up to re-writing this episode....so I will for now give a short version.
Marvin, after getting out of the Ohio Pen, married and move home to Noble County, Indiana....within 2 years was back at horse stealing....stole a horse and buggy near St Marys, Ohio, and high tailed it into Van Wert County, stole again, and was hunted down by Sheriff Fred Hott near Scott, Ohio(my home until I turned 5)....after a shootout, he was finally tracked down and shot by a posse in Union Township....was taken to Scott, treated, and then made the 9 mile trek with officials to Van Wert, where he died Sunday evening around 11PM at the Van Wert Jail.....this on June 2, 1907.
His widow made the trip to Van Wert the following Tuesday, claimed the body, and old Marvin was taken back to Indiana and buried.
And I can't believe that whole damn post was zapped...thanks Blogger!
The point of the story however lives....all of Marvin's stuff...pistols he used in his final getaway, death bed photos, and original newspapers of his crimes are in my family possessions today.....so even 100 years after Marvin Kuhns' demise, a little of him still lives.
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Photo above is the Scott Elevator and Grist Mill around 1910-1915(anybody know the date of the auto in photo?).....The Elevator is still at the same location today, it has burned to the ground a couple of times since the photo...the last being in 1960....but the Elevator still is the focal point of this small northwestern Ohio town.
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8 comments:

Larry said...

Pat, you may find it useful to compose lengthy posts in Wordpad or Notepad, COPY, then PASTE onto the blog page. I do that most of the time.

pat houseworth said...

Don't know what the story was Larry, it usually self saves..but since the Blogger Spell Check went south...I've been using my Dell Tool Bar check....and something we wrong....usually it's no big deal, but this was one of my longer posts...guess somebody was trying to tell me to be less long-winded.

david mcmahon said...

I feel your pain, Pat.

A couple of weeks ago I uploaded a photo and in so doing I lost 95 per cent of my post - AFTER saving it. Now I follow either of two methods: a) I upload the photos and artwork first and then write the post; or b) I copy the post before I upload photos. That way, I have a backup on my Ctrl+V sequence.

pat houseworth said...

Thanks David, guess I'm learning the hard way.....will take all advice I can get...I may be retired, but I really don't want this to happen more than once.

Cookie..... said...

BTW Mate...like yur photygraff....

Buck said...

I've experienced Blogger's "idiosyncrasies" too damned many times, as well... in the beginning. These days I write in Word (which has a MUCH better spell-check) and copy/paste into Blogger, after I've uploaded my photos. I then cut and paste the photos in the appropriate place in the narrative, using the tried-and-true "CNTRL-X" and then "CNTRL-V" commands to place the photos. Works for me, but it took a bit of practice to sort it all out...

pat houseworth said...

Thanks Buck....I'm pretty stupid when it comes to turning "tricks" on the computer...but will have to learn....3 hours work just takes something out of you...then "poof" it's gone....can't let that happen to often.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Dude, that's such a pain in the ass when it happens. I usualoly try to upload the pictures first. SUCH a pain to work on a piece and then have to redo it all. Lost about 5 pages of a paper in Grad School once and had to redo it all, of course, at the very last minute. HUGE pain. Love the story though, and the old pictures. Keep it up.