Charles Eacker, St. Johnsville NY
While searching GenNet [Saratoga Co., NY] for a completely unrelated family member, I came across a newspaper clipping posted in a "scrapbook".Along with a soppy poem, there's the history of a gallows used to hang a notorious criminal that I'd never heard of.The article begins:
Upon Which Sixteen Persons Have Been Executed
The gallows on which Clement Arthur Day was hanged in Utica has been the instrument of death for fifteen men and one woman.Among those who have been swnug [sic] into eternity from this gallows were Chas. Eacker who shot and killed Thomas E. Burdick, a school teacher, on July 4, 1870, in the Briggs House, St. Johnsville;...[the article continues to list others].
Gulp.Is anyone missing an Uncle Charles?