vince garcia
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:05pm

I think it is very possible though not 100% conclusive.

Yes they would have been in on the robbery.

I'm saying the three guys were the Currie gang. The girl I believe was EP but could have been another woman he was with.

No John Ackleys from KS can be relied upon. There were a few born in KS IF that was a reliable birth year and IF that was the same couple The girl isn't shown in birth records in KS at all based on date that I could find so we can't track her.

Problem is, if it's SD , we could wonder how honest he'd have been about his age at that time. I can speak from experience that an older guy w/a younger girl might lie about his age if he thinks it's to his advantage. Ditto Etta based on culture (women lied regularly) or practicality to disguise her ID either here, if it was her, or at the DR's. We know nothing definitive about her so we can't know for certain when/where she was born. Just presume she was truthful in a given instance if we assume she told her age tin 1902 (or here if we assume this was her0 or take a guess based on the photo and how she looks.

All I'm certain about as close as I can be to 100% is that the 3 guys were the Currie gang based on circumstantial evidence including Seavey's statement.

  • re:Bob Goodwin, Thu Feb 28 5:43am
    So your contention is that Flora, the Lady that turned up in Springville the day of the robbery was traveling under her married name Ackley before she was actually married, and not her own maiden... more
    • re: — vince garcia, Thu Feb 28 5:05pm
      • re:Bob Goodwin, Mon Mar 4 6:37am
        Thanks Vince. I think you have convinced me that Ell Butler was probably not involved in the Springville Robbery. Though her husband Mont Butler probably was. It also appears that Etta Place was not... more
        • re:vince garcia, Tue Mar 5 3:37am
          I would question it can be proven that john ackley is the right ackley because there were so many of them around and the girl can't be IDed in census records. So whomever they are, they have to... more
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