Who Killed Pauline: dateline Durant, OK

I'm just back from Durant, OK, where I  investigated the murder of my cousin, Pauline Amsel, age 14, in 1914-- and to meet the Duranters who, have  so generously shared their time, experience, and memories.   One hundred years ago the murder of a 14-year-old Jewish girl at her Durant home shocked the community. Now … Continue reading Who Killed Pauline: dateline Durant, OK

Hello, Pauline

I spent 5 years researching  the life of Pauline, my 14 year old second- cousin, murdered in Durant, OK  in 1914. Her murderer was never found. Though I had  found relevant census records (some from Oklahoma, Indian Territory), personal remembrances, court and realty records,  school records, and statewide newspaper accounts of her gory end, I found   neither death nor coronary … Continue reading Hello, Pauline