Talk:William Burnham

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Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Early Florida, 1840-1925
By William Wilbanks
Published by Turner Pub. Co., 1996
ISBN 5631140705, 9785631140707

Wrong date[edit]

This is mentioned in the March 18, 1906 issue of the Pensacola Journal, but it's a Sunday morning paper and says Burnham was "shot and killed near the union depot last night at 9:15 o'clock." Will change date of death to March 17. — admin • talk  03:32, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Making use of those digitised Journal issues, I see! — dscossontalk  13:06, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Indeed. I was disappointed at first because the March 19 issue, which I figured would have had the story about Burnham, isn't online. Still haven't found if they ever caught the suspect. (Apparently, when they couldn't find him, they rounded up five other people who might have assisted him. Gotta get somebody, right?) — admin • talk  14:09, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
The Journal did not publish Monday morning papers at that time. They did most of the typesetting for the paper the previous day/evening and working on Sundays was not common in those days. So, there IS no March 19, 1906 Journal :-) — dscossontalk  14:26, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Aha! Thanks for the info. — admin • talk  14:49, 24 February 2009 (UTC)