This page was established in
June 2002 in the hope of finding out more about
the hanging pictures below such as who was being
hanged, why, where & when. Finally, after
seven years, someone was able to come up with
the answers. A big THANK YOU goes
to John J.
Russell, M.D. for his research &
inquiries which led to
Kathy Richardson of the
Houston Herald in Texas County,
Missouri who provided additional verification.
The pictures are of the
hanging of 21 year old Jodie Hamilton on 21 Dec.
1906 for the October murders of the five members
of the Carnie Parson's family in Houston,
Missouri. The men on
the gallows included sheriffs from Pulaski,
Phelps and Shannon County; Will Farris, past
Texas County sheriff, Rev. Foard; Reverend Waggner of the Methodist Church; John Woods,
jailer; and Jim Cantrell.
For the complete story of the
murders & the hanging
For a picture of the murdered
Parson family scroll down to bottom of page.