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6 edition of The Shelton Brothers of Illinois found in the catalog.

The Shelton Brothers of Illinois

by Anne, Fafoutakis

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Melrose Press Limited .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical fiction,
  • United States - General,
  • History / United States / General,
  • History - U.S.

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8775804M
    ISBN 101905226918
    ISBN 109781905226917
    OCLC/WorldCa154680182

    For a number of years, during Prohibition, southern Illinois was the battleground between warring bootleggers, the Shelton Gang and the Birger Gang. Like Marchizza and Trammel, the Shelton brothers were also raised in southern Illinois. Of the five brothers, only three, Carl, Earl and Bernie comprised the Shelton Gang.   All of this to control the bootlegging business in southern Illinois. In spite of over fifty gunmen, the Shelton Brothers were defeated by Charles Birger according to the testimony of both Birger and Art Newman. Convicted of the mail carrier robbery that netted $15, they were sentenced to 25 years in prison each.

    Gentlemen bandits Brothers Notorious: The Sheltons, Southern Illinois' Legendary Gangsters Though Pensoneau is the first to mine the Sheltons for a book, he was not the first to break ground. The accounts of the failed Septem bank heist in Kincaid, Illinois, as well as the Shelton brothers battle with the KKK and their love.   Carl Shelton, along with his brothers Earl and Bernie, was a member of the Shelton Brothers Gang - an bootlegging gang based in .

    In Brothers Notorious, Pensoneau gives readers a long overdue book that traces the Shelton story from its unpretentious beginning in rural Wayne County to the headline-capturing violence at the tale's conclusion. Readers will find the book informative and entertaining, a resurrection of a dramatic era in Illinois : This collection consists of photocopies of United Press press sheets and a few newspaper clippings about the Shelton gang of southern Illinois. The clippings in this collection cover events from to There are also clippings about other murders, shootings, bombings, burning of Shelton property, and trials of other Shelton family.


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The Shelton Brothers of Illinois is a poignant and compelling work sure to appeal to anyone interested in the prohibition period. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(12). The Shelton Brothers of Illinois book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Set in the early 20th century in the USA, during the era 5/5(1).

The Warring Twenties of Southern Illinois. poster shows the Charlie Birger and his gang at his notorious Shady Rest hideout at the height of the Gang War between the Birger Gang and the Shelton Brothers in October The picture has been restored and greatly enlarged.

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 by Xlibris, Corp. and has a total of pages in the : Purchased this book for my husband who grew up in the East St.

Louis area hearing about this gang as well as many of the other notorious characters who operated in the central Illinois area.

He found it a good read and found it difficult to put down, especially since he had a personal connection with the children of Buster Workman/5(27).

In Brothers Notorious, Pensoneau gives readers a long overdue book that traces the Shelton story from its unpretentious beginning in rural Wayne County to the headline-capturing violence at the tale's conclusion. Readers will find the book informative and entertaining, a resurrection The Shelton Brothers of Illinois book a dramatic era in Illinois : Downstate Publications.

SHELTON BROTHERS. The Shelton Brothers, a country group, consisted initially of Robert (Bob) Attlesey (b. July 4, ) and Joe Attlesey (b. Janu ), but later other musicians joined, including a third brother Merle Attlesey (b. March ), in the late s. Get this from a library. Brothers notorious: the Sheltons: Southern Illinois' legendary gangsters.

[Taylor Pensoneau] -- In Brothers Notorious, Pensoneau traces the Shelton story from its unpretentious beginning in rural Wayne County to the headline-capturing violence at. The advent of Prohibition in saw the rise of “bootlegging” gangs throughout the United States, and in southern Illinois, three brothers—known as the Shelton Gang—dominated the illegal booze trade, and later, gambling, in Peoria.

Ben and Agnes Shelton lived just east of Fairfield in Wayne County, about miles southeast of Peoria. Inside the Shelton Gang: One Daughter's Discovery will have its debut 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 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. She recalled her early life with the Shelton brothers, who ran East St. Louis and Southern Illinois the way Al Capone ran Chicago. “I grew up in an affluent family,” she said.

“The money. James Shelton Zuber, better known simply as Jimmy Zuber, nephew of the Shelton Brothers, died last week in Florida on the 19th. He and probably the last surviving member of the notorious Shelton Gang.

He was the youngest of the three nephews involved in their uncles' : Jon Musgrave. Book Format: Paperback. Paperback. The criminal offshoots of the notorious era of Prohibition are thrown into the mix and the Shelton brothers are in the forefront of bootlegging and any other criminal activity that will add to their reputation and wealth.

The Shelton Brothers of Illinois is a poignant and compelling work sure to appeal to Brand: Anne Fafoutakis.

Charles "Charlie" Birger, (born Shachna Itzak Birger, February 5, – Ap ), was an American bootlegger during the Prohibition period in Southern Illinois. 2 Bootlegger and gang leader. 3 War with the Ku Klux Klan. 4 War with the Shelton Brothers Gang. 5 Hanging of Charlie Birger. 8 Further reading.

9 External : Shachnai Itzik Birger, February 5. 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.” She also recently published the third in a trilogy of fictionalized accounts of what happened to the Sheltons after they fled Illinois and moved to Florida.

- Pictures from Fairfield IL. See more ideas about My town, Pictures and Art christmas gifts pins. Deborah Shelton in Illinois. We found 22 records for Deborah Shelton in Riverdale, Lacon and 27 other cities in Illinois.

Select the best result to find their. This was the Shelton Gang, led by brothers Carl, Earl and Bernie Shelton. The brothers were Wayne County farmboys who drifted into the rackets in "Bloody Williamson" County down in Little Egypt. Site of wide-open gambling, bootlegging and.

Unfortunately, the airplane bombing is not strong enough to support an entire book, especially since it is buried some pages into this over-long tale. It's Charlie Birger's gang vs.

the Shelton Brothers, against a backdrop of murders and Klan raids, with popular support on. When Pensoneau published his previous book, Brothers Notorious: The Sheltons, chronicling the Sheltons’ lives and legacies, readers requested that Pensoneau flesh out the character of Charlie Harris as introduced in that book.

Dapper and Dangerous is the result. Born JHarris grew up in Wayne County, near the county seat of Author: Patrick Yeagle.Bloody Williamson A Chapter in American Lawlessness. Williamson County in southern Illinois has been the scene of almost unparalleled violence, from the Bloody Vendetta between two families in the s through the Herrin Massacre ofKu Klux Klan activities that ended in fatalities, and the gang war of the s between the Charlie Birger and Shelton brothers gangs.James Shelton in Illinois.

We found 58 records for James Shelton in Bloomington, Wheaton and 41 other cities in Illinois. Select the best result to find .