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In 1889 Montana, Remus Rodham was hanged as a convicted horse thief and train robber. Who is the man related to, present day?

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  • In 1889 Montana, Remus Rodham was hanged as a convicted horse thief and train robber. Who is the man related to, present day?

    In 1889 Montana, Remus Rodham was hanged as a convicted horse thief and train robber. Who is the man related to, present day?

  • #2
    Most likely it would be Hillary.

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    • #3
      Harry Reid

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      • #4
        That would have to be Hillary's family. Probably a great uncle or cousin.

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        • #5
          He would be the great-great uncle of Hilary

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            An amateur genealogical researcher, discovered that Hillary's great-great uncle, Remus Rodham, a fellow lacking in character, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture is this inscription:

            "Remus Rodham; horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889."

            In Hillary's Family History, her staff of professional image consultants, cropped Remus's picture, scanned it in as an enlarged image, and edited with image processing software so that all that's seen is a head shot.

            The accompanying biographical sketch is as follows:

            "Remus Rodham was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."
            ~~~~~~source: http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_remus_rodham.htm~~~~~~

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            • #7
              Fact and fiction... in our world it is increasingly difficult to tell them apart.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Chris Johnsrud View Post
                Most likely it would be Hillary.
                As much as we'd all like this to be true, it's not. Almost identical stories have been put out there for Dingy Harry Reid and George W. Bush as well.

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                • #9
                  As much as we'd all like this to be true, it's not. Almost identical stories have been put out there for Dingy Harry Reid and George W. Bush as well.

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