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Escaped Convicts Proclamation Collection, 1905-1906

By Deanna Rainey

Collection Overview

Title: Escaped Convicts Proclamation Collection, 1905-1906

Creator: Baker, Searcy (1905-1906)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The Escaped Convicts Proclamation Collections is arranged in alphabetical order of the convict’s surname.  Each proclamation page is housed in its own file folder based on the name of the escaped convict.  The folders are housed in a single archival box.

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection was purchased for SHSU Special Collections in June 2019.  Each flyer was signed in Huntsville, Texas by Searcy Baker, Superintendent of the Texas State Penitentiaries during the early 1900s.  There are a total of 35 flyers, one being a duplicate.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions:

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Preferred Citation: Escaped Convicts Proclamation Collection. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Almstead, Harry B. Proclamation, 1905, September 1Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Harry B. Almstead.  Sentenced to two years on November 2, 1903 for the offense of Forgery and incarcerated on December 30, 1903.  Escaped from M. H. Turner Farm in Dallas County on August 28, 1905.
Folder 2: Bailey, Arthur Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Arthur Bailey.  Sentenced to fifteen years on April 16, 1904 for the offense of Robbery and incarcerated on May 1, 1904.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 3: Bramlett, Will Proclamation, 1905 April 4Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Will Bramlett. Sentenced to twenty-five years on April 18, 1895 for the offense of Murder 2nd Degree and incarcerated on June 26, 1895.  Escaped from Rusk Penitentiary on April 1, 1905.
Folder 4: Brown, Henry Proclamation, 1905 August 22Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Henry Brown. Sentenced to six years on May 29, 1905 for the offense of Burglary and Theft and incarcerated on May 31, 1905.  Escaped from Ed Wilson farm in Robertson County on August 19, 1905.
Folder 5: Colier, John (Collier) Proclamation, 1905 April 4Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of John Colier (Collier).  Sentenced to eight years on November 3, 1902 for the offense of Incest and incarcerated on December 8, 1902.  Escaped from Rusk Penitentiary on April 1, 1905.
Folder 6: Day, William Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of William Day.  Sentenced to five years on May 2, 1903 for the offense of Burglary and incarcerated on May 7, 1903.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 7: Dixon, Ernest Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Ernest Dixon.  Sentenced to two years on April 20, 1904 for the offense of Burglary and incarcerated on May 1, 1904.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 8: Ealey, Robert Proclamation, 1906 May 16Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Robert Ealey.  Sentenced to Life & 20 Years on February 3, 1906 for the offense of Murder 1st Degree and Murder 2nd Degree.  Incarcerated on February 15, 1896.  Escaped from Sergeant W. E. Jenkins in Mexia Texas.  Two copies of this document.
Folder 9: Elliott, George Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of George Elliott.  Sentenced for ten years on June 10, 1902 for the offense of Burglary and incarcerated on July 10, 1902.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 10: Ellis, Will Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Will Ellis.  Sentenced to two years on July 27, 1904 for the offense of Burglary and incarcerated on August 7, 1904.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 11: Evans, L. D. Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of L. D. Evans.  Sentenced to three years on October 23, 1903 for the offense of Burglary and incarcerated on November 1, 1903.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 12: Gerhart, D. W. Proclamation, 1905 January 5Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of D. W. Gerhart.  Sentenced to two years on March 6, 1903 for the offense of Forgery and incarcerated on March 16, 1903.  Escaped from H. D. Ludley Co. in Seagoville, Dallas County, Tx on January 4, 1905.
Folder 13: Grimes, Will Proclamation, 1905 November 16Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Will Grimes.  Sentenced to six years on December 2, 1901 for the offense of Theft of a Mule and incarcerated on December 5, 1901.  Escaped from Jno. D. Rogers Farm in Brazos County on November 13, 1905.
Folder 14: Hardin, Will Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Will Hardin.  Sentenced to ten years on January 13, 1902 for the offense of Burglary and Theft and incarcerated on February 2, 1902.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 15: Hatley, Hubbard Proclamation, 1905 December 26Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Hubbard Hatley.  Sentenced to two years on June 16, 1904 for the offense of Theft of a Mule and incarcerated on July 8, 1904.  Escaped from Road & Hughes farm in Kaufman County on January 19, 1905.
Folder 16: Heard, Doc Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Doc Heard.  Sentenced to ten years on June 17, 1904 for the offense of Assault to Murder and incarcerated on July 5, 1904.  Escpaed from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 17: Hooper, C. M. Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of C. M. Hooper.  Sentenced to two years on June 23, 1904 for the offense of Burglary and incarcerated on July 14, 1904.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 18: Howard, George Proclamation, 1906 August 17Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of George Howard.  Sentenced to nineteen years on November 17, 1900 for the offense of Burglary and incarcerated on December 5, 1900.  Escaped from E. H. C. #4, Sergeant W. W. Loftin in Sugarland, Texas.
Folder 19: Jackson, William Proclamation, 1905 September 25Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of William Jackson.  Sentenced to Life on January 26, 1891 for the offense of Murder 1st Degree and incarcerated on June 6, 1891.  Escaped from Rusk Prison on September 22, 1905.
Folder 20: Johnson, Dave Proclamation, 1905 August 18Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Dave Johnson.  Sentenced to two years on August 12, 1904 for the offense o Assault to Murder and incarcerated on September 6, 1904.  Escaped from W. J. Terrell farm in Grimes County on July 11, 1905.
Folder 21: Johnson, Roscoe Proclamation, 1905 June 14Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Roscoe Johnson.  Sentenced to twenty-two years on February 22, 1894 for the offense of Burglary & Theft 6 cases and incarcerated on April 20, 1894.  Escaped from Ellis # 1 in Sortortia (slightly illegible), Texas on June 12, 1905.
Folder 22: King, George Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of George King.  Sentenced to four years on October 15, 1903 for the offense of Burglary & Theft and incarcerated on November 1, 1903.  Escpaed from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 23: Mathews, Henry Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Henry Mathews.  Sentenced to ten years on January 7, 1904 for the offense of Forgery and incarcerated on February 2, 1904.  Escaped fromm T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 24: McMeans, Arthur Proclamation, 1905 August 18Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Arthur McMeans.  Sentenced to five years on March 21, 1905 for the offense of Assault to Murder and incarcerated on April 13, 1905.  Escaped from Ed Wilson Farm in Robertson Count on August 14, 1905.
Folder 25: Merriday, Jack Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Jack Merriday.  Sentenced to five years on November 9, 1903 for the offense of Burglary & Theft and incarcerated on November 23, 1903.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1905.
Folder 26: Stanley, Ed Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Ed Stanley.  Sentenced to two years on November 17, 1904 for the offense of Assault to Murder and incarcerated on November 28, 1904.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County on March 26, 1906.
Folder 27: Steward, Bob Proclamation, 1905 September 22Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Bob Steward.  Sentenced to two  years on March 1, 1904 for the offense of Disposing Mort. (Mortgage) Property and incarcerated on April 21, 1904.  Escaped from Ed Wilson Farm in Robertson County on September 20, 1905.
Folder 28: Stullivan, Will Proclamation, 1905 March 30Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Will Stullivan.  Sentenced to two years on October 22, 1904 for the offense of Manslaughter and incarcerated on October 30, 1904.  Escaped from T. W. House in Fort Bend County, Texas on March 26, 1905.
Folder 29: Thornton, Lee Proclamation, 1906 May 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Lee Thornton.  Sentenced to four years on March 11, 1903 for the offense of Burglary & Theft over $50.00 and incarcerated on April 20, 1903.  Escaped from Sergeant  J. A. Thomas in Mumford, Texas.
Folder 30: Thurston, Toler Proclamation, 1905 September 25Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Toler Thurston.  Sentenced to seven years on December 3, 1904 for the offense of Assault to Murder and Arson.  Incarcerated on November 4, 1904.  Escaped from Cunningham Farm in Fort Bend County on September 22, 1905.
Folder 31: Turner, John Proclamation, 1905 August 18Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of John Turner.  Sentenced to six years on September 30, 1903 for the offense of Theft of 2 Mules and incarcerated on October 17, 1903.  Escaped from W. T. Eldridge Farm in Wharton County on August 15, 1905.
Folder 32: Washington, Emmett Proclamation, 1905 August 18Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Emmett Washington.  Sentenced to seven years on March 22, 1901 for the offense of Assault to Murder and incarcerated on March 26, 1901.  Escaped from Ed Wilson Farm in Robertson County on August 14, 1905.
Folder 33: Watson, Will Proclamation, 1905 August 29Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Will Watson.  Sentenced to six years on January 4, 1901 for the offense of Burglary & Theft and incarcerated on February 24, 1901.  Escaped from Jno D. Rogers Farm in Brazos County on August 26, 1905.
Folder 34: Williams, Tom Proclamation, 1905 March 31Add to your cart.
A proclamation offering a $25 reward for the capture of Tom Williams.  Sentenced to two years on June 24, 1904 for the offense of Burglary and incarcerated on July 5, 1904.  Escaped from T. W. House in For Bend County on March 26, 1905.