John Funston [Laws F23]

DESCRIPTION: Young, handsome John Funston robs and murders William Cartmell. Although an innocent man is first held, Funston spends money too freely; he is captured and condemned to die. His family claims his body from two doctors who want it
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Gordon collection)
KEYWORDS: homicide robbery execution corpse
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Sept 9, 1825 - John Funston murders William Cartmell
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Laws F23, "John Funston"
Eddy 119, "John Funston" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Gtimrd pp. 89-90, "John Funston" (1 text)
Burt, p. 81-82, (no title) (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 401-402, "John Funston" (1 text)
DT 756, JONFUNST

Roud #2261
File: LF23

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