Destroyed Peace Sources

Source list for the Iowa true crime case Destroyed Peace

1 – Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.

2 – “Brooded Several Weeks.” Quad-City Times, 22 Dec. 1915.

3 – Marriage Records. Illinois Marriage, 1800 – 1940.

4 – WWII Draft Registration for Nebraska, 1940 – 1947.

5 – “Shatter Insanity Defense.” The Daily Times. 23 Dec 1915.

6 – Marriage Records. Illinois Marriage, 1800 – 1940.

7 – Social Security Death Index, 1935 – 2014.

8 – U.S. Census Bureau 1910. United States Federal Census.

9 – Social Security Death Index, 1935 – 2014.

10 – U.S. Census Bureau 1910. United States Federal Census.

11 – “Purchased Pistol.” Quad-City Times. 22 Dec. 1915.

12 – “Pair Had Separated.” Quad-City Times. 22 Dec. 1915.

13 – “John Brown Takes Stand.” Quad-City Times. 16 Feb 1915.

14 – “Hard on the Kids.” Quad-city Times. 22 Dec 1915.

15 – “Family Trouble.” Quad-city Times. 22 Dec 1915.

16 – “Neighbors Testify.” Quad-City Times. 23 Dec 1915.

17 – “John Brown on Witness Stand.” The Daily Times. 16 Feb 1916.

18 – “Says Wife’s Character Bad.” The Daily Times. 16 Feb 1916.

19 – “Intended to Kill.” Quad-City Times. 22 Dec 1915.

20 – “Brown’s Son Tells of Shooting.” Quad-City Times. 23 Dec 1915.

21 – “Sherman Brown Kills One Woman and Shoots Wife.” The Daily Times. 22 Dec 1915.

22 – “Officers Find Body.” The Daily Times. 23 Dec 1915.

23 – “Confession of Brown Offered.” The Daily Times. 15 Feb 1916.

24 – “Find Two Bullets.” Quad-City Times. 22 Dec 1915.

25 – “His Revenge Cooled.” Quad-City Times. 22 Dec 1915.

26 – “Mourning Brother Makes Call.” Quad-City Times. 22 Dec 1915.

27 – “Brown Funeral.” The Daily Times. 23 Dec 1915.

28 – Find a Grave, database and images. Memorial page for Nellie Chapman Brown.

29 – “Inquest to Be Held Tonight.” Quad-City Times. 22 Dec 1915.

30 – “Brown Told His Brother Didn’t Intend to Kill.” Quad-City Times. 24 Dec 1915.

31 – “Mrs. Brown Will Recover.” The Daily Times. 23 Dec 1915.

32 – U.S. Census Bureau 1920. United States Federal Census.

33 – U.S. Census Bureau 1920. United States Federal Census.

34 – “Child Tells of Tragedy.” The Daily Times. 22 Dec 1915.

35 – “First Degree Murder Charged Against Brown.” The Daily Times. 20 Jan 1916.

36 – “Slayer’s Son Tells Jurors of The Murder.” The Daily Times. 14 Feb 1916.

37 – “Defense Talks.” The Daily Times. 14 Feb 1916.

38 – “Lad Resumes Stand.” The Daily Times. 16 Feb 1916.

39 – “Brown to Take Stand In Own Defense Today.” Quad-City Times. 16 Feb 1916.

40 – “Manslaughter Jury’s Verdict Against Brown.” Quad-City Times. 20 Feb 1916.

41 – “Murderer is Sentenced to Penitentiary.” Quad-City Times. 25 Feb 1916.

42 – “Brown’s Wife Visits Jail.” The Daily Times. 28 Feb 1916.

43 – “Brown Taken to Ft. Madison.” The Daily Times. 03 Mar 1916.

44 – U.S. Census Bureau 1920. United States Federal Census.

45 – “Sherman Brown, Slayer of Sister-in-Law Gets Full Executive Pardon.” Quad-City Times. 22 Feb 1920.

46 – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. CPI Inflation Calculator. Bls.gov

47 – “Check Passer Will Be Tried.” Quad-City Times. 13 Jan 1919.

48 – “Husband Asks Divorce.” The Daily Times. 29 Mar 1920.

49 – U.S. City Directories. Davenport, Iowa. 1917.

50 – “Katherine Brown Final Rites Slated.” Daily Independent Journal. 22 Apr 1960

51 – U.S. Census Bureau 1940. United States Federal Census.

52 – U.S. Census Bureau 1950. United States Federal Census.

53 – U.S. City Directories. Omaha, Nebraska. 1928.

54 – “Irvin E. Brown.” Daily Independent Journal. 16 Jun 1969.

55 – Illinois, Death and Stillbirths Indexes, 1916 – 1947. 

56 – “Miss Esther Hinton Bride at Champaign.” The Pantagraph. 03 Feb 1929.

57 – U.S. Census Bureau 1930. United States Federal Census.

58 – Find a Grave, database and images. Memorial page for John Brown.

59 – Marriage Licenses. Belleville Daily Advocate. 15 Aug 1929.

60 – U.S. Census Bureau 1940. United States Federal Census. 

61 – Missouri, Death Records, 1968 – 2015. 

62 – Missouri, Death Records, 1968 – 2015. 

63 – Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880 – 1945. 

64 – U.S. Census Bureau 1950. United States Federal Census. 

65 – Find a Grave, database and images. Memorial page for Wilma Alice Brown.

66 – “Victim of Stabbing.” Quad-City Times. 19 Feb 1985.