Isaac Filmore

In July 1873, Isaac Filmore, a 16-year old Choctaw, robbed and killed an unnamed white man traveling through the Indian Territory. He was arrested on August 6.

The Tennesseean, April 4, 1874

Along with two other Native men, Filmore was hanged on April 3, 1874.

Author: Bill Lofquist

I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa. This website is dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and sharing information about all Allegheny County cases in which a death sentence was imposed. Please share any questions or comments, errors or omissions, or other matters of interest related to these cases or to the broader history of the death penalty in Allegheny County.

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