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Burned Bones Indicate Grim Fate of Missing Family

August 5, 2010 |  1:32 am



 
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Aug. 4, 1910: The San Francisco Call. Isn’t that a great font? And two kinds of “Ms.”


Aug. 4, 1910, Kendall Murder

image Aug. 4-5, 1910: The Kendall family disappears from a ranch outside Santa Rosa and investigators find grisly evidence that they were slaughtered. Police are seeking a man identified in news stories as Harry or Henry Yamuchi, Yamagachi, Yamaguchi or Yamaguichi.

According to the San Francisco Call, the Kendall family were troublesome tenants and ranch owner Margaret Starbuck had taken them to court.

Yamaguchi was named as the killer at a coroner’s inquest, but it’s unclear whether he was ever caught or charged.

Results from the Library of Congress Chronicling America newspaper archive are here.

At right, Mrs. J.E. Givens, an African American missionary returning from a conference in Edinburgh, causes a stir on a transatlantic voyage by insisting on dining with white passengers. She refused to eat for two days until she was granted the amenities guaranteed by her ticket.



Aug. 4, 1910, Kendall Killings

Aug. 4, 1910, Kendall Killings


Aug. 5, 1910, Kendall Killings  
Aug. 5, 1910: The Times.

Aug. 5, 1910, Kendall Killings


Aug. 27, 1910, Kendal Killings
Aug. 27, 1910: The Times.
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