John Bostwick DANIELAge: 33 years18631897

Name
John Bostwick DANIEL
Given names
John Bostwick
Surname
DANIEL
Birth November 21, 1863
Birth of a brotherJackson Gordon DANIEL
April 15, 1865 (Age 16 months)
Publication: Texas State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics for the years 1890-1976. Published on www.footnote.com. Copyright © 2007-2010 Footnote.
Citation details: death of Jackson Gordon Daniel, certificate 4603
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Death of a paternal grandfatherTheophilus DANIEL
October 2, 1865 (Age 22 months)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam KIRKPATRICK
February 1870 (Age 6 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Victoria DANIEL
November 19, 1873 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherPenelope GOODSON
1873 (Age 9 years)
Death of a sisterRobina Salome DANIEL
December 7, 1876 (Age 13 years)
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Citation details: Last update: 3/31/04
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Publication: U. S. GenWeb Archives, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/fl/escambia/cemetery/jordan.txt
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MarriageOra LOGANView this family
January 8, 1888 (Age 24 years)
Publication: Comanche County Courthouse Records
Citation details: Vol. 1, p. 54
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Birth of a daughter
#1
Mamie Lillian DANIEL
July 27, 1890 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Claud Logan DANIEL
March 1894 (Age 30 years)
Occupation
Printer, Newspaperman
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Death July 24, 1897 (Age 33 years)
Burial July 26, 1897 (2 days after death)
Religion
Bible Students
yes

Unique identifier
F75C7051BBA74195BBBEBFC61504DE99DAE0
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Last change March 19, 201517:20

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mother
Marriage: November 13, 1846near Sandy Ridge, Lowndes, Alabama, USA
18 months
elder sister
Robina Salome and Sarah Victoria DanielSarah Victoria DANIEL
Birth: May 17, 1848Honoraville, Butler, Alabama, USA
Death: November 19, 1873Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, USA
15 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
18 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Bruce Boneau DANIEL
Birth: March 24, 1855Honoraville, Crenshaw, Alabama, USA
Death: August 24, 19202425 McFerrin Ave., Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA
4 years
elder brother
17 months
elder sister
3 years
himself
17 months
younger brother
Family with Ora LOGAN - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 8, 1888Comanche County, Texas, USA
3 years
daughter
4 years
son

MarriageComanche County Marriage Records
Publication: Comanche County Courthouse Records
Citation details: Vol. 1, p. 54
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NoteDallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977
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Citation details: Killed in His Yard, 25 Jul 1897, Provider: NewsBank/Readex, Database: America's Historical Newspapers, SQN: 10728730752AD700, page 1, col. 5-6, ©2003, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
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NoteDallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977
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Citation details: "To Drop Minor Matters - The Daniel Homicide," 11 Aug 1897, page 6, column 5, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
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NoteDallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977
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Citation details: "The Closed Door Inquest," 28 Jul 1897, p. 6, column 4, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
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NoteDallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977
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Citation details: "The Geyser City Grist - The Daniel Homicide," 4 Aug 1897, page 4, col. 5, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
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NoteDallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977
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Citation details: "Negro Charged With Murder," 29 May 1900, p. 5, col. 4, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
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NoteDallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977
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Citation details: "Johnson Was Acquitted," p. 14, col. 6, Dallas Morning New, Dallas, Texas
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Shared note
He published "The Dublin Rustler" newspaper, Erath Co, TX. with his brother W. T. T. Daniel in 1886. He was the editor of the Waco Weekly Reporter apparently at the time of this death. (Waco City Directory, 1896-97, Daniel, John B., Editor and Pro pr Waco Weekly Reporter, office 420 Franklin r. 1301 S. 11th.) He was killed in his home. Two weeks before his death he took out a Life Insurance Policy for $3000. The widow couldn't collect because the Company thought it was suicide. His remains were exhumed in March 1901 looking for evidence. The "Dallas Morning News" provides a description of the events on a front page article from 25 Jul 1897. John resided at Twentieth and Maple Streets among a group of houses in a rural area near the northern limits of Waco. He and his wife heard a noise in the kitchen and went to investigate. They saw someone jump through the kitchen window. John followed him outside, taking a gun with him. There were two buildings in back of the house. One was an outhouse, and next to it was a wood shed. There was a board walk that went from the house, between the buildings (there was about 3 feet between them), and to the alley. John was between the buildings and in front of a door leading to the wood shed when there was a shot and a man appeared. The shot pierced John's heart, but John managed to get off a shot before he died. That shot missed the target, though, lodging in the wall of the wood shed. The assailant fled through the shed, and left through a door that entered the alley. In the shed they found a quilt and several articles of clothing. A black mask was found outside as if dropped by the escaping man. All these things indicated that the perpetrator had been in the shed lying in wait for his victim. There was ash on John's chest and chin, and burns on his clothing which indicated that he had been shot at close range. John clung to his gun in death, and it was taken into the house with the body. Another six shooter was found near the wood shed. A year before John Daniel had sold his newspaper business, and he had turned to selling insurance. At the time of his death, he had $15,000 worth of insurance in the companies that he represented. Bloodhounds were used to track the killer. The first group returned after loosing the trail in the sunflowers, and they then sent one hound who had a better nose on the trail. There were footprints from the house to the shed, and through the grass and alley. The dog followed the scent for a mile, then turned back to the original neighborhood. John B. Daniel was a labor leader, according to the article. Newspaper men were to help with the funeral where they would assist the Maccabees and other fraternal orders of which he was a member. On the 11 Aug 1897 the "Dallas Morning News" contained another article about the case. That article said that a John Daniel had priced the gun used in his death. The day before his death, a black boy asked to buy the same gun that was priced by Mr. Daniel. That even combined with the large amount of insurance ($20,000) carried by John Daniel caused many to wonder if he had committed suicide. There was a partially closed door inquest at which information emerged that indicated the possibility of suicide. On Thursday prior to the death, John B. Daniel had looked at a gun, but not purchased it since he did not have the money with him. The next day, a black man said he wanted to buy a pistol that a man had priced at $1.25 the previous day. The sales lady sold him the gun. That same Friday, around 8 PM, Mr. Daniel asked to look at a piece of black calico cloth. The mask found at the scene was made of black calico. Justice Earle entered in the docket: "John B. Daniel died July 24, 1897, from a bullet wound, but whether from his own hand or the hand of another person, in to me unknown." In 1900, following the exhumation of the body to obtain evidence regarding the bullet, the Sheriff arrested a black man in Houston who was named Robert Johnson for the murder of Daniel. In April 1901, Johnson was acquitted. Bill from "Fal & Puckett" July 24: casket $45., Hearse $10.; 3 cariages $9.; pallbearer gloves $1.50; shroud $18.; decorating grave $3.; Embalming $25.; digging grave $5.; clearing lot $1.; shaving of deceased $5.00. Signed J. A. Richard. (Oakwood Cemetery) His brother Bruce Boneau Daniel arranged the funeral for his widow. Waco Weekly Tribune Sat 31 Jul 1897. John B. Daniel was killed at his home, 13th & Maple 24 Jul 1897, age 34. Waco Times Herald Friday 29 Mar 1901. Remains of J. B. Daniel, who died July of 1897 in College Heights, were exhumed yesterday to get evidence in the killing. Index to Probate Minutes, Vol. 1, 1850-1918, McLennan Co., TX: 2141 John B. Daniel Burial by Fall & Pucket, 24 Jul 1897. Casket $45.00, Hearse $10.00, 3 Carriages $9.00, Pallbearers Gloves $1.50, Shroud $18.00, Decorating Grave $3.00, Embalming $25.00. Total $111.50, Paid $25.00, Balance $86.50. Oakwood Cemetery Digging Grave $5.00, Clearing of lot $1.00, Total $6.00. 31 Jul 1897 paid by cash $6.00 Waco TX, 26 Aug 1897 Received of Mrs. J. B. Daniel Five Dollars for Shaving J. B. Daniel deceased. J. A. Richard. James Daniel provided the following census information: 1900 Census Precinct #1 McLennan Co., TX Roll T623-1656 Dist. 9-67 Sheet 1b Family 18-18. Daniel ,Ora 37 Wd TX LA LA 2, 2 Mamie 9 TX FL TX Claude L. 6 TX FL TX 1910 Census Waco McLennan Co., TX Roll T624-1575 Dist. 11-92 Sheet 12a Family 207-212 Daniel, Ora 46 Wd TX SC LA Mamie 19 S TX AL TX Claude 16 S TX AL TX 1920 Census Waco McLennan Co., TX Roll T625-1831 Dist. 7-126 Sheet 8a Family 159-162 Daniel, Ora 56 Wd TX AL LA Mamie 29 TX AL TX Claude L. 25 TX AL TX