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The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth
12-29-2015, 04:39 AM
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RE: The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth lived on many years past 1866 and died out West in maybe Texas or in Enid Oklahoma in 1903, so some folks have claimed. Some of the names he used in his travels were John St.Helen and David George, they say. He nearly died (from 'medicated suicide') once or twice in circa 1870-85 Texas where he was mainly known as John St.Helen. He finally died in 1903 Enid OK, it is claimed by some. Then many articles mainly retell the hazy actions and writings of a lawyer/self-promoter Finis Bates and 'the mummy of Booth', where the mummy went, who bought and displayed it, etc.

There is no doubt in my mind that there was a JWBooth or his several aliases in these places and times. A physical man or men did exist and making these claims, whatever his real name(s) may have been. Looking at it from the point of view of his actions and whether they corresponded to JWBooth. In 1870 Granbury TX John St.Helen lay near death and he insisted a Catholic priest be summoned (for last rites presumably), and the nearest one was 50 miles away in Dallas. And a priest came out. If you requested a priest to come to your deathbed from a long distance, would it only be so that you could make up stories about your identity to him?
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The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth - Gene C - 01-31-2015, 12:30 PM
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