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Histories Forgotten: The Illinois murder of Inspector Charles Eldredge

The pistol and holster worn by Inspector Charles Marcus Eldredge were the same carried by his brother, G. Earle Eldredge, when he was killed two decades earlier. (Photo provided)

In part one of this two-part series, I discussed the death in 1907 of Illinois Deputy Game Warden G. Earle Eldredge. Twenty-four years later, on July 4, 1931, G. Earle’s older brother, Inspector Charles Marcus Eldredge, age 64, was found shot to death on the family estate in McHenry County.
At the time of his murder, Charles was carrying the same gun that his brother was carrying when he was murdered.

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