Whitesburg KY

The Way We Were

The verdict in well-known murder case


On May 26, 1909, a Letcher Circuit Court jury made up of men from Knott County found Floyd Frazier of Whitesburg guilty in the death of Ellen Flannery. It was Frazier’s third trial involving the May 1907 crime. Following is a copy of The Mountain Eagle’s coverage of the jury’s verdict and recommendation. The story is as it appeared on Page 3 of the April 29, 1909 edition. Mrs. Flannery’s name was mispelled in the original column.



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