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Joseph Bushway 1930 news article Moorehead Daily News

Joseph Bushway 1930 news article Moorehead Daily News

Posted: 1507101956000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bushway
I need some direction in locating a newspaper article from the Moorehead Daily News dated July 16, 1930. The article is regarding Joe Bushway who was facing life imprisonment for burglary, etc.

Would appreciate very much advice on where I can obtain a copy of this article.

Thank you.

Re: Joseph Bushway 1930 news article Moorehead Daily News

Posted: 1507148220000
Classification: Query
Do you have other articles There are many from mid-July 1930. Here are a few with the most information:

Minneapolis Star
14 Jul 1930
page 4


Detective Captain Herbert A. Paradeau left today for Moorhead, Minn., to bring back Joseph Bushway, alleged prowler, wanted for robbing a score of Minneapolis homes. Bushway was arrested by Moorhead police on a warrant issued by the Hennepin county attorney's office.

Star Tribune
15 Jul 1930
page 7


Captain of Detectives H. A. Paradeau and Detective Clarence McLaskey left Minneapolis late Monday for Moorhead, Minn., where they will take into custody Joe Bushway, suspected of a series of north Minneapolis robberies. Bushway, arrested at Fargo, N. D., was taken to Moorhead by North Dakota officials. He has been charged with burglary in a warrant issued by the county attorney's office.

Minneapolis Star
16 Jul 1930'page 1


'Jumping Jack' Confesses to Burglary on Big Scale Here

"Jumpin Jack" Bushway, alleged burglar, arrested in Moorhead, Minn., for Minneapolis police, made an amazing confession of criminal activities covering 40 states today to Detective Captain Herbert Paradeau.
Bushway, who won the sobriquet "Jumping Jack" because he never stays more than two days in one town, admitted robbing 70 Minneapolis homes from April to September 1929. He got loot valued at $3,000. Since then, he told Captain Paradeau, he has operated only in the larger cities of the United States.
"We first got a line on Bushway last September when we found a watch in a stove in his home at 1201 N. Sixth street, which had been stolen from James Lyons, former police officer," Captain Paradeau said today. "The watch had been scorched by fire but with the aid of a microscope we were able to see the numbers. We have been searching for Bushway ever since."

Minneapolis Star
23 Jul 1930
page 10


Former Convict Accused of Larceny and Abandonment

Joseph Bushway, former state prison inmate, today faced the possibility of life imprisonment under the Baumes law due to prior convictions. He was arraigned in district court on charges of grand larceny and abandonment. He pleaded not guilty to both charges and his trial was set for Sept. 8.
Bushway disappeared last year when he was sought for questioning about a robbery at the home of James Lyons, 1718 Nineteenth avenue N. After his disappearance his wife charged him with abandonment.

Minneapolis Star
14 Oct 1930'page 1


Joseph Bushway evaded a Baumes law sentence in district court late Monday when he pleaded guilty to a larceny charge and an abandonment complaint against him was dismissed. He drew a sentence of up to 10 years. Bushway, who had been convicted three times previously, was about to go to trial on the theft charge when he changed his plea. A jury which heard the evidence at an earlier trial disagreed. The state concurred in a leniency recommendation made by Bushway's attorney and the Baumes law prosecution was dropped.

Re: Joseph Bushway 1930 news article Moorehead Daily News

Posted: 1507149375000
Classification: Query
I found two articles in Moorhead papers

Moorhead Daily News
July 14, 1930

Man Arrested Here on Burglary Charge

Joe Bushway, wanted in Minneapolis on a charge of burglary, was arrested in Moorhead today by P. E. Malvey, chief of police, and Officer Hammerud. Bushway will be taken to Minneapolis for arraignment.

** The following article is the only one I saw that referred to a murder:

Moorhead Daily News
July 16, 1930
page 1



Further information concerning Joe Bushway, transient prowler and alleged burglar arrested in Moorhead by P. E. Malvey, chief of police, and taken to Minneapolis by officials Wednesday, reveal that he is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of a railroad watchman in Minneapolis in September, 1929.
Alleged to have admitted a connection with the murder in remarks made to his relatives, Bushway also faces the possibility of a life sentence under the habitual criminal laws.
Previously convicted of three charges ranging from burglary to assault with weapons, Bushway faces material evidence in the form of a stolen watch, held by Minneapolis authorities. He is wanted there for burglarizing 14 Minneapolis residences.
"I have prowled more homes in Minneapolis than I can remember," the alleged burglar told Chief Malvey Tuesday. He is alleged to have prowled a Moorhead residence, but no charge was brought on this count.
"He is gone from Moorhead for good," said Malvey today.
Captain of Detectives Herbert A. Paradeau and Detective Clarence McClaskey transported Bushway to Minneapolis Tuesday.

Re: Joseph Bushway 1930 news article Moorehead Daily News

Posted: 1507183589000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bushway
Thank you so very much! Oh, my gosh. This was so much more than I ever expected to find. I had located some information thru the Minnesota Historical Society online newspaper data base. He was already on the wrong path as a young man. I had info from the early years and also the 1940's where I found him on the Oregon State Penitentiary rolls. I found him after his release thru a WWII draft registration card living at a hotel in Portland. I had a huge gap of info for the 1930's which you so graciously supplied. Now things make sense. I had suspected that he had been in trouble, but certainly not to this extent. I am researching his wife's line and this lady had more than her share of heartbreak. She had three sons with Bushway, and two of them died as babies. Very sad life story.

I cannot begin to thank you for this invaluable information. I also appreciate your quick response and how readable and well-organized it is presented. Thanks again for your time and effort.

Best regards

Re: Joseph Bushway 1930 news article Moorehead Daily News

Posted: 1507348869000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bushway
Thank you so very much for this additional information. This confirms a hunch I had. As early as 1912, he was in trouble for "accidentally" shooting a man he claimed was a burglar. The charges were dropped as he had the authorities fooled. Within a few short months; he was arrested, admitting to 15 burglaries. He was sent to St. Cloud Reformatory in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

He seemed to have a penchant for gold watches and bragging. A stolen gold watch helped convict him back in 1912.

Its definitely and interesting and tragic life story that had a ripple affect on the lives of others.

Again, thanks so very much for your generous help.

Best regards

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