|Died||August 3, 1908
He was later implicated in the 1905 assassination of Frank Steunenberg, ex-governor of Idaho, by a confession and testimony coerced from Harry Orchard by James McParland, a Pinkerton agent hired to conduct the investigation.
Western Federation of Miners (WFM) general secretary Bill Haywood and WFM president Charles Moyer were also implicated. Haywood was represented by Clarence Darrow, the most renowned defense lawyer of the day, who obtained an acquittal. Pettibone was tried after Haywood, and was defended by Orrin N. Hilton of Denver. Pettibone was also acquitted. Charges against Moyer were dropped.
He is the great, great, great, great grandfather of four children, and one of which now lives in Alaska with two children.
- Carlson, Roughneck: The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood, 1983.
- "George Pettibone Dead," New York Times, August 4, 1908.
- Carlson, Peter. Roughneck: The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1983. ISBN 0-393-01621-8
- "George Pettibone Dead." New York Times. August 4, 1908.
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