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Episode 37: The Spencer Family Massacre, Part 1

Willis James was just going to work in 1877. Instead, he found himself part of what would become one of the most horrendous and infamous murders in Missouri history.


Larry, Wood. Lynching of Bill Young.

Maples, Rajah. Spencer family brutally murdered in Clark County in 1877.

Dunn, Steve. Group takes another look at 125-year-old murder case. Daily Gate City, 7/17/2002

Hart, Rodney. Group relives infamous event in history of Clark County. Herald-Whig, 10/24/2004

History of Lewis, Clark, Knox, and Scotland Counties, Missouri. St. Louis and Chicago; The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887

U.S. Census Records

U.S. Marriage Records

One Comment

  1. Nancy Helland
    Nancy Helland January 11, 2020

    Waiting to read Part 2

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