George M. Saville alias Lord Ashburton alias H. Percy alias W.J. Hadley alias Charles Bertrand alias Big Griff was arrested in this city December 24th, 1878. He posed as an Englishman traveling for pleasure and uttered forged letters and checks on different Eastern Banks and also in Canada. Captain Lees arrested him in this city […]
William Howe @ Arthur Chris Smith @ Nick Howe @ Andrew McAllister, No. 18436. August 30, 1886, sent to San Quentin for three years asslt. to rob from Los Ang. Oct. 17, 1889, sent to San Quentin ten years robbery from Los Angeles. Dec. 9, 1897, sent to Folsom for five years from San Francisco. […]
David Smith, alias Rub-a-Dub Smith, alias Soapy Smith of Denver, Colorado, and old time bunco man. Served time in San Quentin Prison for grand larceny. His line was crooked faro games and the old soap trick of rolling a piece of soap up with bills from $5.00 to $50.00 and dropping them in to a […]
Philomena Falkner, alias the “Galloping Cow”, the name given her on account of her awkward walk. She was another pickpocket from the Barbary Coast. She was sent to San Quentin Prison in 1877 for assault to do great bodily harm. A boy, who was selling wild ducks strung across his shoulders, happened to pass by […]
Rhonde C. Wilson: A native of Ohio. Age 28, 5 ft, 9¬ inches, 147 lbs. Blue eyes. M. Blond hair. Fair comp. Occupation, laborer. Arrested Dec. 27, 1924. Charge – Robbery. Det. Serg’ts. A. McQuaide – F. Lord – W. Proll. On March 26, 1924, together with Percy W. Beckley, alias W.P. Beckley, heldup and […]
Percy W. Beckley, Alias, W.P. Beckley: A native of Penn. Age 40, 5’7-7/8 ” – 162 lbs. Blue eyes. Dark chest hair. Dark ruddy comp. Occupation R.R. Timekeeper. Arrested Feb. 17, 1925. Chg.: Robbery. Det. Serg’ts. A. McQuaide – F. Lord – W. Proll. On March 26, 1924, together with Rhonde C. Wilson, heldup and […]
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