William T. Ditch

Submitted by Kerry Patrick

Written on the back of this photo is "William T. Ditch, Waterloo".
This photo was also found in Kate Miles's album.  Taken by a St. Louis photographer.  I did find a website on Early St. Louis photographers http://genealogyinstlouis.accessgenealogy.com/tracylewis.htm  Arthur T. Urie was in business at 2 N. 4th St. during the years 1861-1876. 

Newspaper articles about the murder of William Ditch..  Articles submitted by Kerry Patrick

The Work of Jealousy - Double Murder - The Evening Observer Dunkirk, New York, Saturday, May 17, 1884

A SORRY SEQUEL To a Domestic Tragedy of the Past - The Decatur Daily Despatch Decatur, Illinois, Friday Morning, September 13, 1889  

FRIGHTFUL TRAGEDY IN ILLINOIS. A Wealthy Land-Owner of Monroe County and an Erring Wife Shot Dead by a Wronged Husband - The Murderer Surrenders.