While stationed at Fort Niobrara, Nebraska, Private Clinton E. Dixon was involved with Lillie Lewis, who appears to have made her living in affairs with local soldiers.
When Lewis was removed from the base and told not to return on September 30, 1891, Dixon took offense and shot the soldier who had removed her, Corporal Thomas Carter.
Dixon was promptly arrested. Because the killing occurred among soldiers on base, the case was subject to federal jurisdiction.
On trial in the United States Circuit Court in Omaha, Dixon was convicted of murder in November 1891 and sentenced to death in January 1892.
Clinton E. Dixon was hanged on June 24, 1892.
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I live in Holdenville, Hughes County, Oklahoma. A retired Public Library Director of the Grace M. Pickens Monolson Public Library, and now do research and have for the last 25 years for the Hughes County Museum and Historical Society. I’ve found we have many interesting and successful pioneers and also some very colorful events in our history. The Green Corn Rebellion, being one of our worst days in history plus KKK and other very different and difficult wars on bootlegging, becoming civilized and other events. Our Ft. Holmes and Edwards Trading Post one of our most eventful area 5 miles south of Holdenville, at the mouth of the Little River into the Canadian. We lay on the Texas cattle Trail, the 1849’s last supply stop before reaching Santa Fe, Whipple, Levenworth’s expedition, Nathanel Boone’s expedition and Marcy leaving their footprints upon our soil. We had Jesse Chisholm who married the daughter of James Edwards of the Edward’s Trading post. Later we had John Sliger Bilby, an interesting pioneer who migrated firstly into Missouri and lastly Indian Territory, and the entire county of Kent, Texas where his extensive ranch 0-0 still is under the care of great grandchildren. Largest land owner at his pioneer days here. Chapman oil and ranching began here before Tulsa, Ok. Clu Gulgher was born here in 1928 as was T. Boone Pickens. Lloyd Noble married the Bilby daughter here. Dizzy and Daffy Dean were from 4 miles sw of Here. S. J. Sarkey, and others too numerous to mention here. The local all Indian Baseball team who trained and lived at the Harjo home had none other than Thorpe. Yes, we’ve got the gold mine of history here. The Four guardsmen of early law days, Ledbetter, Tilhman, Peydon and others have left footprints upon our soil.
Gene Autry’s cousin was a big land holder in our county, Duel in the Sun actress (Pearl) with Gregory Peck was living above our Grand Theater while in school, Clu Ghalagher was proud to admit us, T. Boone was a personal friend and helped me so much thru, rebuilding our public library and bringing it back into the 21st century, Wiley Post worked out of here as well as, Pretty Boy Floyd in the oil fields that surrounded us.
Thank you for sharing some of the rich history of your hometown.