Edward Curley had been charged with the 26 July 1876 murder of John Genning, of
. Curley has
been on the run since then. He returned to his family in Centrailia and On This
Day in 1880, gave himself up to the authorities there. Centralia
Michael Brogan – who had recently married one of Genning’s daughters – drew his revolver during Curley’s hearing and attempted to shoot him.
Curley is said to be a Molly Maguire of
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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016