While researching Fred M. Hans by collecting newspaper articles, Dan Brown found the name Duquette mentioned in two articles in "The Lincoln Evening News" (Nebraska) dated 23 May 1903 and 23 June 1903. Duquette's name was mentioned in reference to his involvement in a murder case with his brother-in-law, Fred M. "Lone Star" Hans.
What was the names of Duquette's wives and children ? How was he related to Fred M. Hans ?
What was the outcome of Duquette's legal or court problems in Nebraska in the early 1900s ? Are there any followup articles ?
Any additional info about W. H. Duquette, alias, Walter Blakesley, Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lincoln Evening News June 23, 1903 “He (Fred) is supposed to have an accomplice in the killing in the person of W. H. Duquette, for whom the Nebraska authorities have for some time been making an unsuccessful inquiry. Duquette is a brother of Hans’ second or third wife. He is the man who was brought back from Montana once to answer a charge of perjury growing out of his testimony in a case wherein he had sued Hammond Bros. of Fremont, publishers of the Tribune, for libel. He escaped that charge on a technicality. A few weeks ago inquiry was being made for him on the strength of an understanding that he had bigamously esposed a farmer’s daughter living near Holdrege while he had a wife living in Omaha.--“