This Day in Holyoke History: June 29

by Laurel | June 29th, 2009

June 29, 1909, page 9
Murder in the First Degree.
Napoleon Monat, Formerly of Holyoke, Found Guilty by Jury.

After a trial lasting four days, the jury in the superior court at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. last night brought in a verdict of murder in the first degree against Napoleon Mona, formerly of Holyoke. Monat, who is but 23 years old, and a trainman on the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, was convicted of murdering John Kliff, an elderly restaurant keeper, at Hopewell Junction, N. U., and robbing him of $525.

According to the evidence, Monat entered the restaurant early in the morning and laying five cents on the counter, asked for a corncob pipe. When Kliff turned to get the pipe, Monat struck him over the head with a draft bolt. The first blow failed to knock the old man down and a second one was dealt, causing death. Several of the jurors said last night that although they brought in a verdict of murder in the first degree, the members of the jury will probably sign a petition to Gov. Hughes asking for clemency. This morning Supreme Court Justice Tompkins will sentence Monat to die in the electric chair at Sing Sing prison. The trial of George Conrow, who is charged with being an accomplice in the crime will begin to-morrow.

June 29, 1904, page 8
Neglected Children in Court.

A number of neglected children were before the police court yesterday morning on complaints sworn out by Agent Bullock of the Hampden county children’s aid association. Among them were the four children of Mrs. Maggie Graham of Main street, the four children of Henry Menard of 32 Elm street, and Michael A. Monoghan. All were given over to the charge of the state board of charity.

June 29, 1903, page 8

The engagement was made public Saturday evening at a party at the home of Mr. an Mrs. William McCorkindale of their son Edward to Miss Elizabeth Miller of Philadelphia, daughter of Charles Miller of the Pennsylvania railroad. Edward McCorkindale has been absent from Holyoke for a year and a half, being connected with the paper-jobbing firm of R. P. Moulton & Co. of Philadelphia

William Gow and Mrs. Ellen Brown were married Saturday by Rev E. B. Robinson at his home in the Blenheim.

Excerpted from the Springfield Republican.

One Response to “This Day in Holyoke History: June 29”

  1. Interested in anyone connected with the Gow line (last line in post).

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