This week in 1896

February 5th, 2015 by admin

To Eugene Tousley, a prison official:
“You may have a boy and I want you to watch him and see that he does not come to where I have today. I am ready to die. I am trusting in Jesus.”

— Henry Foster, convicted of murder, hanging, Illinois.
Executed January 24, 1896

Foster was attempting to rob another man when Wells ran into the street from a saloon to stop him. Foster fired two shots, killing Wells almost instantly.

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