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CHARACTER LIST

Minor Characters (Continued)

C.B. Wilcox
Neighbor of the Aldens in Biltz.

Dr. Crane
Doctor in Biltz.

Ed Lutz
One of the proprietors of the Lutz Brothers funeral parlor.

Everett Beeker
Representative of the Bridgeburg newspaper The Republican.

Sam Tacksun
Editor and publisher of the Bridgeburg newspaper The Democrat.

Burchard Taylor
Another of Lycurgus' upper class youth, he goes golfing with Clyde at Twelfth Lake.

Frederick
Chauffer for the Cranstons.

Sheriff Slack
Sheriff of Cataraqui County who helps in the hunt for Clyde and watches his jail cell during the trial.

Deputy Kraut
Deputy of Cataraqui County who helps in the hunt for Clyde and watches his jail cell during the trial.

Deputy Sissel
Deputy of Cataraqui County who helps in the hunt for Clyde and watches his jail cell during the trial.

Deputy Swenk
Deputy of Cataraqui County who helps in the hunt for Clyde and watches his jail cell during the trial.

Legare Atterbury
Private counsel to Mr. Finchley and chairman of the Republican State Central Committee.

Mr. Smillie
Attorney for the Samuel Griffiths family.

Darrah Brookhart
Attorney for the Samuel Griffiths family.

Mr. Catchuman
Attorney employed by Darrah Brookhart.

Ira Kellogg
President of the Cataraqui National Bank, prominent among the state Democrats.

Manigault
Part of Orville Mason’s staff during Clyde’s trial.

Simeon Dinsmore
Prospective jury member for Clyde’s trial.

Dudley Sheerline
Prospective jury member for Clyde’s trial.

Ethel Wilcox
Daughter of C.B. Wilcox.

Roger Beane
Mail carrier for the Aldens.

Amos Showalter
General delivery clerk for the Lycurgus post office.


R.T. Biggen
Oil station manager who testifies at Clyde’s trial regarding the tripod.

John W. Troescher
Station manager at Fonda who testifies at Clyde’s trial about Roberta’s travels.

Quincy B. Dale
Train conductor who testifies at Clyde’s trials about Roberta’s travels.

Jerry K. Kernocian
General manager of Renfrew House in Utica, where Clyde and Roberta stayed on their way to Big Bittern.

Frank W. Schaefer
Clerk at Utica’s Renfrew House who testifies at Clyde’s trial.

Wallace Vanderhoff
Clerk of Star Haberdashery at Utica who testifies at Clyde’s trial.

Blanche Pettingill
Waitress at Grass Lake House who testifies at Clyde’s trial.


Joseph Frazer
Sporting goods and camera dealer who sold a camera to Clyde and testifies at his trial.

Simeon Dodge
Lifted the drowned body of Roberta Alden out of the water with John Pole, testifies at Clyde’s trial.

Floyd Thurston
Guest at Cranston Lodge who sees Clyde with his camera and testifies about this at Clyde’s trial.

Edna Patterson
Chambermaid at Grass Lake Inn who testifies about Clyde’s camera at his trial.

Mrs. Rutger Donahue
Woman who heard Roberta’s cries for help as she died at Big Bittern.

Thomas Barrett
Adirondack guide who testifies at Clyde’s trial.

State Senator Redmond
Supporter of Orville Mason during Clyde’s trial.

Samuel Upham
Jury member for Clyde's trial, only one who considers innocence but is convinced otherwise.

Foster Lund
Foreperson of the jury for Clyde's trial.

Unnamed Chinese murderer
On Death Row with Clyde.

Rafferty
On Death Row with Clyde.

Rosenstein
On Death Row with Clyde.

Larry Donahue
On Death Row at Auburn Penitentiary for killing his foreman after being fired.

Riordan
On Death Row at Auburn Penitentiary for killing his wife.

Thomas Mowrer
On Death Row at Auburn Penitentiary, this farmer killed his employer. His nighttime cries unnerve the other inmates.

Miller Nicholson
On Death Row at Auburn Penitentiary, this lawyer poisoned a client to steal his fortune.

Shorty Bistol
On Death Row at Auburn Penitentiary.

"Dutch" Swighort
On Death Row at Auburn Penitentiary.

Pasquale Cutrone
On Death Row at Auburn Penitentiary, this Italian man is executed during Clyde's first week there.

Wash Higgins
An African American on Death Row for murdering a waiter.

Tom Rooney
Awaiting execution on Death Row for murdering Thomas Tighe.

Unnamed Jewish murderer
Awaiting execution on Death Row.

Robert Fessler
Governor Waltham’s secretary.

Reverend Gibson
Prison chaplain.

Reverend Francis Gault
Salvationist at Auburn who provide Elvira Griffiths shelter.

Mrs. Gault
Reverend Gault’s wife.

Unnamed bank clerk
Resident of San Francisco who sees the Griffiths preaching.

Ella
Cashier and girlfriend of unnamed bank clerk.

Miss Schoof
Accompanies the Griffiths on their mission work in San Francisco.

 

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