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The Shelton Gang

They Played in Peoria

by Bill Adams

  • 242 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Xlibris Corporation .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history,
  • Biography: general,
  • Williamson County,
  • History - U.S.,
  • General,
  • History,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Criminals & Outlaws,
  • United States - State & Local - Midwest,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Criminals & Outlaws,
  • History-United States - State & Local - Midwest,
  • True Crime-General,
  • Gangsters,
  • Biography,
  • Crime,
  • Illinois,
  • Peoria

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8435213M
    ISBN 101413460127
    ISBN 109781413460124
    OCLC/WorldCa61113464

    The Birger Gang, led by Russian immigrant Charlie Birger, and the Shelton Gang, led by brothers Carl, Earl and Bernie, had been involved in a bloody turf battle for domination of the southern Illinois liquor racket for several months.


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I had heard of the Shelton Gang all of my life and wanted to learn more about them. 5/5(4). The Shelton Brothers Gang was an early Prohibition-era bootlegging gang based in southern were the main rivals of the famous bootlegger Charles Birger and his gang.

Inthe Saturday Evening Post described the Sheltons as "America's Bloodiest Gang". Ancestors of the Shelton Brothers Gang trace their roots back to Ireland, under the surname "Hunter".Founding location: St.

Louis, Missouri. The Shelton Gang book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. There were three attempts to murder Earl, the last of the gang, during andbut he had had enough. He packed up the rest of the Shelton clan and moved—thus ending the Shelton Gang itself.

In his book, Taylor Pensoneau summed up the Sheltons this way: “The Shelton boys and their gang were a bridge in Illinois between old and new. Inside the Shelton Gang. likes. Inside the Shelton Gang is a page, 6 x 9, paperback, retailing at $ and is available at Followers: The Saturday Evening Post called the Shelton brothers “America’s Bloodiest Gang” for the gang wars that occurred in Herrin, a town just south of Percy, and later, Peoria.

Book Summary: The title of this book is The Shelton Gang and it was written by Bill Adams. This particular edition is in a Paperback format.

This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published Pages: I was thrilled when Ruthie agreed to talk to me about her life, her family, and her book.

All Peorians have heard of the Shelton Gang, the infamous group of men from Wayne County, Illinois, that wreaked havoc in our city, and all around the state as well. Ruthie Shelton is.

Inside the Shelton Gang: One Daughter's Discovery will have its The Shelton Gang book Saturday at the Wayne County Press office in downtown Fairfield, Illinois, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The book is written by Ruthie Shelton, daughter of "Little Carl" Shelton and grandniece of the infamous Shelton Brothers, and co-authored by Jon Musgrave of : Jon Musgrave.

The Sheldon Gang was a Chicago bootlegging gang during the early years of Prohibition known for being the main rivals of the Saltis-McErlane Gang and the Southside O'Donnell Brothers.

Formed by Ralph Sheldon in the months following the passage of the Volstead Act, the Sheldon Gang quickly became major liquor suppliers in Chicago's Southwest Side as well as a main supplier to Al Capone.

The Untold Story is based on Ruthie Shelton's true crime book, Inside the Shelton Gang: One Daughter's Discovery, and her family known as the Shelton Gang, this is the story that couldn't be told in non-fiction, even decades after the events which now make up our history.

Can a family forced into hiding because of their criminal past survive. Inside the Shelton Gang: One Daughter's Discovery The Untold Story Magnolia's Life: Reality or Dream World Shipping for 1, 2 or all 3 will be priority shipping.

Please order at PayPal [email protected] I normally use media mail to keep shipping costs down for my ers: 1K. The Shelton Brothers Gang was an early Prohibition era bootlegging gang based in southern Illinois.

They were the main rivals of the famous bootlegger Charlesthe Saturday Evening Post described the Sheltons as "America's Bloodiest Gang". Formed by Carl (born ), Earl (born ), and Bernie "Red" Shelton (born ) of Geff, Wayne County, Illinois shortly after Prohibition.

Farm life was peaceful in Wayne County - until Ben and Agnes Shelton's boys grew up. Second of two parts. Editor's note: The Shelton Gang, which terrorized Peoria for years, came to a violent end when several members were shot to : Phil Luciano.

Among them was Charles Bryan Harris, a southern Illinois native whose fate was intertwined with the infamous Shelton Gang. In a new book published earlier this year titled Dapper and Dangerous: The True Story of Black Charlie Harris, author Taylor Pensoneau of New Berlin tells Harris’ story, from his “Jekyll and Hyde” personality to his Author: Patrick Yeagle.

Get this from a library. Gangsters-- of Southern Illinois: Shelton gang, Charlie Birger, Buster Wortman.

[Harold Meisenheimer;] -- Newspaper and other articles on. Not even for school projects,” Shelton said to a packed room during a talk last week at the North Branch of the Peoria Public Library.

Ruthie Shelton published a book in about the Shelton gang and how it felt to learn about her family’s infamous past titled “Inside the Shelton Gang: One Daughter’s Discovery.”.

I am reading a book of their genealogy that is real good. Yes. I would like a picture of them. Tell me some of your thoughts and also how your are connected. I come through William Shelton Hannah Yates John Shelton and Elizabeth Gorman Now, my John is a brother to Josiah Shelton -married Nancy Ross and that is how I am connected.

Blades had a deal with Bernie Shelton to stage an ambush in which I would be murdered. Hal did not buy that so Hal and Clacy Robbins came and got me." As for Bernie Shelton's death by sniper in Peoria inhe denied any part in it, claiming he was back in Wayne County at the time.

Get this from a library. Inside the Shelton gang: one daughter's discovery. [Ruthie Shelton; Jon Musgrave] -- When a father's wall of secrets begin to crumble, a family's lost heritage of violence erupts from the front pages of history.

For daughter Ruthie it's a discovery that will forever change her life. Inside the Shelton Gang (One Daughter's Discovery) by Shelton Ruthie (ISBN: ); Published by Mar Compare book prices on to buy books from the lowest price among top online book retailers.

MARION - The author of a new book offering an inside look of the s gang war between Charlie Birger and the Shelton Brothers will be available for book signings throughout the week.

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Inside the Shelton Gang: One Daughter's Discovery by Ruthie Shelton, Jon Musgrave (With) Publish your book with B&: Ruthie Shelton.

Book Summary: The title of this book is Inside the Shelton Gang and it was written by Ruthie Shelton, Jon Musgrave. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Unknown. It was published by Illinois History Marion, Illinois and has a total of pages in the :   When a small shop was robbed, Birger publicly made good the owner's losses and the suspected thief was found shot dead a few days later.

This incident coincided with the beginning of his war with the Shelton Brothers Gang. It would be fought over control of bootlegging in the area. By Octoberthe Birger and Shelton Gangs were in open. Ruthie Shelton - Inside the Shelton Gang -Information Please - Duration: Peoria Public Library 6, views.

Jerry Clower @ Chase High School In Forest City. During the ’s the Shelton brothers, Earl, Carl, and Bernard, along with the notorious Charlie Birger gang, sold illegal liquor, opened gambling resorts, and committed numerous murders in Williamson, Saline, and Franklin counties.

The Sheltons and Birger eventually turned against each other and became deadly enemies. But he played a key roll in the city's crime history, mostly as the vengeful, lethal bane to the Shelton Gang - and the gunman who most likely killed Bernie : Phil Luciano.

All Boards. Shelton - Family History & Genealogy Message Board. Subject. Author. Begin New Thread. Earl of the Shelton Gang. Replies: 45 Shelton Gang Judith Posted: My father was Robert L. Shelton and I believe Earl was either an older brother or uncle.

I am not sure how many times Robert married but I do know he sired many children out of. - Midwest Gangster History, Stories of The Shelton Gang by John Lewis Stay safe and healthy.

Please practice hand-washing and social distancing, and. Louis was a city under siege during Prohibition. Seven different criminal gangs violently vied for control of the town's illegal enterprises. Although their names (the Green Ones, the Pillow Gang, the Russo Gang, Egan's Rats, the Hogan Gang, the Cuckoo Gang and the Shelton Gang) are familiar to.

PRINCETON – Shelton Gang granddaughter Ruthie Shelton and Jon Musgrave, co-authors of “Inside the Shelton Gang: One Daughter’s Discovery,” are guests at Princeton Public Library Friday.

The two will sign copies of the book, published infrom 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Shelton Gang, which terrorized Illinois for years, came to a violent end when several members were shot to death. The murders have never been solved. In this, the second of a two-part series, GateHouse News columnist Phil Luciano finds that.

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Her book “Inside the Shelton Gang” tells the story of her family’s decades-long crime wave and their eventual exile out of Illinois to Florida where Ruth was born.

She is the daughter of “Little Carl” Shelton. Shelton’s book is co-authored by Jon Musgrave, author of several books about Southern Illinois history. Wortman began his career hijacking liquor trucks for the old Shelton gang in East St. Louis. He went to prison for slugging a liquor agent in at a still near Collinsville.

Back home, he. Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find The Shelton Gang: They Played in Peoria () by Adams, Bill/5(9).

Subject: RE: song search: 'The Shelton '--S. IL From: GUEST,cindy Date: 16 Mar 09 - PM by the wayi forgot to say in the second message i sent that i knew about this because my father, who was a writer, wrote an article and later a chapter of a book of his about the shelton brothers, and earl, i believe an elder brother, sent my dad a privately empressed copy of the song.GANG5 SHELTON(BENJAMIN MARSH GANG4, WILSON ALBERT GANG3, JOSIAH2, WILLIAM1)1,2 was born May in Wayne County, Illinois3,4, and died Abt.

in Jacksonville (Duval) married (1) LILLIE married (2) MAMIE E. CONAWAY6 14 Feb in Wayne County, Illinois7. Notes for DALTA GANG SHELTON. In reply to: Re: Shelton Gang of Illinois 2/05/01 Get the book Charly and the Shawneetown is all about the Berger Gang that werebumping heads with the .