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In Years Past

June 1, 2014

In 1914, Charles E. Weeks, a member of an old Jamestown family, and extensive cigar and tobacco dealer, went to his farm home in Warren County and shot a farm employee, George Ganey, with a .44-caliber revolver. Death was instantaneous. After the shooting, Weeks went to the home of Oscar Beustrom, a neighbor, and telephoned to his brother, James L. Weeks of Jamestown and to the sheriff of Warren County. To his brother, he told what he had done. To the sheriff, he gave information that he had shot and killed a man and that he wished to give himself up. The motive of the shooting was the old, old story, one that had been told many times before. It was the story of broken marriage vows, the discovery by the husband and the excitement of the moment, then the killing of the man who had invaded his home.



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