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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Franklin Harvey Ogle ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Franklin Harvey Ogle
BORN: 22 Oct 1858 DIED: 2 May 1889 BURIED: 3 May 1889
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Farmer, Bookstore Salesman
BIRTH PLACE:  Paloma, Adams Co., Illinois
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
IOOF - F. H. Ogle, age 30 y's 6 m's 10 d's, died in Salem, killed by Hawkins, shot down in the streets of Salem.
Name of father Jacob Ogle
Maiden name of mother Martha Ann Powell
MARRIAGE - F. H. Ogle, over 21 & Carrie M. Cox, over 18, m 13 Sep 1882 at house of Mrs. T. H. Cox; P. S. Knight, M. G. Wit: Charles A. Gray & Lillie Richardson. Aff. Horace W. Cox. #2740 pg 392".
1860 IL CENSUS - Franklin Ogle, age 12, b. Illinois, is enumerated with Jacob, age 40, b. Ohio, and Martha, age 33, b. Illinois, along with Curtis H., age 8, and Cora, age 5, both born in Illinois.
A Man Shot in Salem's Streets Last Night. 
F. H. Ogle Is The Man. 
W. E. Hawkins Shoots Harvey Ogle and the Latter May Die -- 
Hawkins in Jail. 
At 9:30 last evening the people of Salem were terribly startled by the reports of pistol shots in rapid succession sounding from the vicinity of the junction of Commercial and State streets. A Statesman reporter who heard the fusilade reached the sidewalk in time to see a man stagger into Gibson & Singleton's drug store and in a very few jumps was alongside of him in the back room. It proved to be F. H. Ogle, well known in Salem and Marion county, though he now resided on a farm near Lebanon, Linn county, who appeared to be very weak and scarcely able to talk. In a moment messengers were dispatched for physicians and the doors were locked to keep out the crowd that had gathered as if by magic. 
Seriously Hurt. 
Those who were admitted inside the drug store laid Mr. Ogle on the cot in the back room and removed his clothing sufficiently so the physicians could go to work immediately upon their arrival. Dr. J. N. Smith and W. H. Byrd soon came and found that Ogle had only one wound, but that a serious one. The bullet struck and broke the collar bone or clavicle a little in front of the left shoulder and penetrated the breast inward toward the center. The directions was easily ascertained, but in the condition of the patient, the physicians did not probe to the bottom of the wound. Only a small amount of blood came out from the wound, but he spat and spewed up a good deal, which would indicate that there were serious injuries inside. His talk, breathing and coughing also showed that his left lung and the tubes of the throat were somewhat clogged and perhaps injured. Everything was done for the wounded man that could be and about half past ten he was resting much easier, so he was removed on a stretcher to the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. T. H. Cox, on Front street. 
How It Happened 
Mr. Ogle had great difficulty in talking and could give the reporter no intelligence in relation to the occurrence, but it was learned that J. H. McNary, deputy county recorder, was with him at the time, and from him the following facts were gleaned: He and Ogle were coming down Commercial street at the hour named, and were walking on the street car track, as the sidewalk on the west side of that street is all blockaded with the apparatus of the new cement walk. When in front of G. W. Johnson's clothing store, they were met by W. E. Hawkins, who approached them and said to Ogle, "Well I hear you have been telling damn lies about me again," and in a moment the firing began. McNary says he ran for a safe place to get out of the way, until the shooting ceased, when he turned around only to see Ogle staggering across the street supported by Hugh Thompson and Wm. J. Clarke, who took him to the drug store. Ogle met these gentlemen and almost fell into Thompson's arms with the exclamation, "I'm shot." Mr. McNary says Ogle had no pistol and did none of the shooting. He also agrees with the general opinion and with the facts as will appear hereafter that there were four shots fired. 
What's The Cause? 
Mr. McNary, who is a personal friend of Mr. Ogle's says that gentleman was expecting trouble with Hawkins and had told him during the afternoon that Hawkins would probably shoot him. He also told McNary he did not have any pistol or other weapon except a knife to defend himself. The trouble between the two men had been brewing for some time. Hawkins worked for Ogle last year, quitting him with bad feeling in December, and it appears Ogle claimed that Hawkins was dishonest, in fact had stolen from him. Ogle came to Salem yesterday morning and during the day told persons here that Hawkins had robbed him, which is supposed to have exasperated Hawkins to the deadly assault. 
Who They Are. 
Both parties to the unfortunate and perhaps fatal affair are well known throughout the Willamette valley. Harvey Ogle, as he was familiarly known, has been a resident of Salem and vicinity since early boyhood, and his father and other members of the family are respected residents of Salem prairie. He was for a long time the principal salesman in Boon's book and stationery house, where Patton now is, but during the past two years has given his attention to farming and fine horses. He owns a large farm near Lebanon. He is about 30 years old and married to a daughter of Mrs. T. H. Cox. She is here with him. Hawkins was born in Portland, is a son of Mr. Hawkins who has charge of the opera house in this city, is thirty years old and unmarried. He is a druggist by profession and at one time owned a drug store here in company with Ed. McAfee. 
Captured and Jailed. 
At the time the shooting occurred, Policeman Lake was standing on the crossing at the upper end of the same block and made rapid strides toward the scene. In front of J. G. Wright's he met Hawkins and stopped him, asking, "Did you do that shooting?" "No" said Hawkins, "the fellow who did the shooting ran down the street the other way," so Lake dropped him and pushed on, only to find in a short time the he had struck the right man first. In the meantime Hawkins ran into Fry's drug store and claimed that he had been shot in the shoulder, and took off his coat to search for the wound, but there was no evidence of any. He made no effort to get away, and in a little while Sheriff Croisan and Policeman Lake arrested him and lodged him in the county jail. On the way thither the sheriff partly searched him and found his revolver in his overcoat pocket. It is a 38-caliber Smith & Wesson latest improved, double action, with five chambers, onlone loaded, the other four having been recently emptied. He will remain in jail until the nature of the wound inflicted can be determined, which will probably be today. Interviewed. A Statesman reported vivited Hawkins in jail by the kind permission of Sheriff Croisan and asked him what if an statement he would like to make touching the matter. He said he had nothing to say just now except that he did the shooting in self defense, and said further: "I am well known here; I was raised here; and everybody knows I wouldn't commence shooting in the streets of Salem except in self defense." The reported asked: "Do you mean by that, Mr. Hawkins, that Ogle tried to shoot you first?" "I do sir," was the reply. Reporter: "Then you mean to say that Ogle pulled his gun and commenced the firing?" Hawkins: "No sir, I didn't say that; I mean that I saw him reaching for his gun and I pulled mine; I don't know which got there first." Reporter: "What have you to say as to the cause leading to this occurrence?" Hawkins: "I do not wish to make any statement about that just now; that may come out hereafter." Reporter: "How many times did you shoot, Mr. Hawkins?" Hawkins: "Well, the record--the pistol-- shows I must have shot four times." Mr. Hawkins tried to appear very cool and collected, but he was exceedingly nervous, nevertheless. He inquired anxiously as to Ogle's condition and expressed a hope that the wound would not prove as serious as at first supposed. 
Street Talk. 
Some of those on the street at the time say there were but three shots fired, but by far the greater number say there were four. M. B. Goldstein, of Portland, who was on the sidewalk, near where the shooting occurred, first stated that both men had pistols and shot, but later he expressed a doubt on this point. Ogle himself says he had no pistols, McNary says the same; there were but four shots fired, and Hawkins' pistol records the absence of four bullets, while he himself told the officers it was fully loaded when he commenced shooting, and his answer to the reporter would indicate the same fact. It is a very unfortunate affair and created intense excitement for a time last night. This excitement will continue until something definite is known of the nature and extent of the wound. What few words could be drawn from Mr. Ogle touching the cause of the shooting are in the same strain as that stated above, to the effect that Ogle had accused Hawkins of dishonesty. 
The Very Latest 
At 2 o'clock this morning, Mr. Ogle, the wounded man, was lying in a very precarious condition, friends and physicians entirely uncertain of the results. His breathing was heavy and oppressive and his suffering intense. He was largely under the influence of narcotics. The doctors remained by his bedside all night, as did also Dr. H. W. Cox, his wife's uncle and a partner with him in some business matters. Mrs. Ogle is also devoting her most zealous and watchful attention to him, doing everything a fond wife can to alleviate his sufferings. 
Daily Oregon Statesman 2 May 1889 4:1. 

DIED OGLE -- In Salem, May 2, 1889, at 12 o'clock, noon, F. H. Ogle, aged 30 years, 6 months and 10 days. The deceased was the victim of the sad shooting affray recorded in this columns yesterday morning, further particulars of which appear today. He was born October 22, 1858, at Paloma, Adams county, Illinois, and at the age of 13 years came to Oregon with his parents, Jacob and Martha Ogle, who still reside a few miles east of this city. He was married September 13, 1882, to Carrie A. Cox, in the same room in which he died yesterday. The funeral services will be held at the Congregational church, this city, today at 3 o'clock p.m. and interment in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. Friends wishing to view the remains will please call at the residence of Mrs. Cox, as the coffin will not be opened at the grave. 
Daily Oregon Statesman 3 May 1889 4:3.
F. Harvey Ogle 
Oct. 22, 1858 
May 2, 1889 
[shares monument with Thomas H. and Loretta Cox]
IOOF Register of Burials Marion Co. 
Oregon Marriage Records, 1879-84, Vol IV, pg 32 
DAR pg 62 
Saucy Survey & Photographs
1860 IL CENSUS (Adams Co., Gilmer, FA #81)
OS 2 May 1889 4:1
OS 3 May 1889 4:3
LOT: 693 SPACE: S½ LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.173' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.930'

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