Good Morning Ladies and Gents,
I know this is an ancient post, butI came across an interesting sheriff’s wanted postcard in an estate today that you may find interesting:
The following excerpt is verbatim from the card.
REWARD OF $1,200.
A REWARD OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS is offered by Nance County, Nebraska, for the apprehension and conviction of the murderer or murderers of Harry G. Perceval, his wife and infant child, Hugh Mair and H.A.G. Baird, who were killed at their residences 12 miles west of Fullerton, in Nance County, Neb, on or about September 29, 1884.
Description of party who for some time past lived with the persons murdered, but who is now missing, whose true name is G.F. Furnivall:
An Englishman about 23 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches in height, sharply formed features, sandy hair, fair, florid complexion, face somewhat freckled, walks erect; pleasant and smiling countenance; coarse voice, speaks slowly with noticeable English accent; gold filling in front teeth, weighs 140 pounds, has tattooed upon one of his arms an anchor.
The Governor of Nebraska has telegraphed that he will issue a proclamation for an additional reward of 200$, as authorized by law.
By the order of the Board of County Commissioners,
Fullerton, Neb., USA., Oct. 6th, 1884.
James Zibbell, J.W McCLELLAND,
Sheriff. County Clerk.