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From: "Dale Marr" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] IC tidbits from TX
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 22:34:57 -0500
References: <20110602225612.f16gpcuv28gsowk4@webmail2.centurytel.net>


It was new to us, too. You never know what you'll dig up.


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Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] IC tidbits from TX


> Cool that you were related to him. I haven't paid much attention to IC
> history untill the last few years so most all of this is new to me.
>
> Quoting Dale Marr <>:
>> > San Antonio Express - San Antonio, Texas - Thursday, August 11,
>> 1932 - Page 3
>>
>> > DEAD MAN WINS PRIMARY VICTORY
>>
>> > MELBOURNE, Ark., (AP) Aug. 10. - A dead man was nominated sheriff of Izard
>> County, in yesterday's Democratic primary, receiving
>> > twice as many votes as his living opponent. R. J, Estes. seeking
>> re-nomination died last Sunday, too late to keep his name off
>> > the ballot. An unofficial count, from 31 of the county's 32 precincts, gave
>> Estes 1,312 votes to 635 for O. I. Elliott. The
>> > county committee meets on Friday and it is expected to declare Estes
>> nominated, declare a vacancy on the ticket, and call for a
>> > second primary Nomination election.
>>
>> Rufus Jasper Estes, son of my great-grandfather, John Jasper Estes, and Susan
>> Short. This bit of trivia (being the only dead man
>> ever elected to public office) was said to have been featured in Ripley's
>> Believe It or Not. Twice.


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