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Oakley Sturgis
© Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK
5-Jun-1924
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell


Last Monday night, about 9:30 Ralph Forrester stabbed and seriously injured Oakley Sturgis, who arrived home from California Saturday evening.

He was standing on the street talking to some friends in a car when Ralph Forrester and his brother drove up beside them and without warning stabbed Sturgis above the heart piercing the lung.

Medical aid was summoned but to no avail. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday about 11:00 o'clock and was operated on to remove clotted blood. The operation was successful, but he was so weak from loss of blood that he passed away Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

Immediately after the stabbing Forrester was arrested and placed in jail. He gave bond Tuesday and was rearrested Wednesday and placed in jail to await action of the court.

This was one of the most brutal acts ever committed in this city. ( From Clinton Western News)

Note: Buried Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Custer, OK



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