Case # 1854-KM01
May 9, 1854
BIG BLUE RIVER, KAN – William Panky, formerly of Greene co., Illinois, was murdered near the mouth of the Blue River, Kansas Territory, it is supposed by a man named Lovell, of Randolph county. $500 are offered for his arrest. The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois. Saturday, October 28, 1854.
CARROLLTON, ILL – William B. Panky, of Carrollton, offers $500 for the apprehension of a fellow calling himself Lovell, who murdered William Pankey in Kansas territory, on the 9th of May last. Lovell is described as weighing 130 or 135 pounds, light complection, auburn hair, blue eyes, heavy eye brows, very sharp nose, large mouth, thin lips, quick spoken, and generally looks down when speaking, 25 or 30 years of age, and about five feet eight inches high. He was lame at the time of the murder, but it is not known whether his lameness is permanent. Look out for the scoundrel. The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois. Saturday, October 28, 1854. (C) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for Prairie Tales Media.