April 25, 2009 – BGS Meeting – The Hawes Murders

The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (excluding Nov. & Dec.) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are encouraged to attend!

Next meeting: Saturday, April 25th at 2 p.m. Refreshments at 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Ann Gilbert, BGS 2nd Vice-President, Membership

Program Topic: The Hawes Murders

Details: Contact us via email or BPL-Southern History Dept. at (205) 226-3665

On Tuesday morning, December 4, 1888, John Keith and Ben Culberson, while rowing a boat on East Lake, found something floating on the water. A closer look horrified the boys, in that they had found a human body. This incident would set the city on a course that would change the city forever.

Come and hear Ann Gilbert give you the details of this horrible crime.

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