Portrait of Mollie Burkhart

(Original Caption) Fiendish "Murder Ring" Said to Have Killed Nine Osage Indians for Oil Wealth. W.K. Hale, a wealthy rancher and oil magnate and John Ramsey, also prominent in the Osage district near Guthrie, Oklahoma were indicted by the federal Grand Jan. 9th at Guthrie, Okla., charged with the murder of Henry Roan, a wealthy Osage Indian, one of nine slain, according to Federal agents, by a murder ring which sought to obtain their oil lands. The above photo shows Mollie Burkhart, a wealthy Osage widow who died in 1921, supposedly of tuberculosis, but authorities have always been doubtful the disease was the real cause of death.
(Original Caption) Fiendish "Murder Ring" Said to Have Killed Nine Osage Indians for Oil Wealth. W.K. Hale, a wealthy rancher and oil magnate and John Ramsey, also prominent in the Osage district near Guthrie, Oklahoma were indicted by the federal Grand Jan. 9th at Guthrie, Okla., charged with the murder of Henry Roan, a wealthy Osage Indian, one of nine slain, according to Federal agents, by a murder ring which sought to obtain their oil lands. The above photo shows Mollie Burkhart, a wealthy Osage widow who died in 1921, supposedly of tuberculosis, but authorities have always been doubtful the disease was the real cause of death.
Portrait of Mollie Burkhart
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18 January, 1926
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