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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TRIAL for the Murder of J. L. Lynch

One of the most famous murder cases in Genesee County NY was that of the trial of E. N. Rowell for the murder of his wife's lover, Johnson Lynch. It was a trial that was printed well beyond my area of the state as you will see by a clip below. 

Rowell was quite beloved in Batavia. He owned large large box manufacturing company and employed many people. One has to wonder if people thought, "If Mr. Rowell gets hanged for murder what will happen to the company? What will happen to my job?" I have no way of knowing but based on elements of this case I believe it to be true, as E. N. Rowell got away with murder.

January 29, 1884

This is one I plan to write about as I have some awesome photos...but....one book at a time. :)

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  1. hey there. thanks for the comment you'd left on picky. a long time ago, i was, briefly, friends with a psychology student who had created this six-page tell-me-about-yourself list. a survey of sorts. he gave it to me. and i took a lot of the questions (for lack of a better term) for seth's bio from that. i can send you a blank copy if you'd like.

  2. Hitting the thruway for 10 exits or so to Rochester in the morning!

  3. Sounds like you have an interesting one lined up, Cindy! :-)

  4. Sounds like the beginning of a great tale. =)

  5. Murder has never fascinated me like some of you authors. It should make a good story though.

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  6. what was later termed a crime of passion. No one would have that defense these days. :) I am enjoying your historical snippets.

  7. I love murder mysteries, can you tell? :)

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  8. Hi Cindy .. interesting to think he got off, so the company could keep going and thus keep the neighbourhood going.. pity we don't know ... and how many others did this happen to .. lots I suspect ... cheers and thanks for the visit - Hilary


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