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Oklahoman Archives
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
August 27, 1916


August 27, 1916

Negro Admits Murder.

SAPULPA, Okla., Aug. 26 (Special.)--Chester Taylor, a negro, pleaded guilty here Saturday to the charge: that he murdered his wife. Millie Taylor. with an ax in a tent near Oilton. Taylor said that he committed the crime in order to collect $150 life insurance. A. P. Crawford. Justice of the peace committed Taylor to jail to await action in the district court.


April 13, 1917

Taylor killed His Wife

 Chester Taylor is a Creek county negro tern who was convicted of murdering his Wife, Millie Taylor, on the night of August 24, 1916. Taylor had forbidden his wife going to a negro dance hall in Oilton; where they were living according to evidence at the trial. She went anyway and when she returned to their tent about midnight struck her: in the head with the blunt side of a one-bladed ax. She died before morning.

Taylor confessed to the killing, but said he struck the woman after she had attempted to stab him with a knife.






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