Talk:Raymond Gunn

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Maryville Armory[edit]

My understanding is that the armory is where the Public Library is today one block north of the courthouse (which was originally the Post Office). Any help on verifying that would be appreciated. Also, it would be great if we could the names of the prosecuting attorneys and sheriff. Most of my information came from the Tragedy of Lynching book. Americasroof 19:58, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Information regarding Maryville High School was incorrect[edit]

In the "Aftermath" section of the Raymond Gunn article it was stated that no black students attended until 2001 and no "full-blacks" attended enrolled until 2005. The source for this is not cited in the article, so I'm not sure where this information came from. I know for a fact this is incorrect. I attended Maryville High School from 1989 to 1994 and there were two black students in my class. I am removing this statement from the article.

Thank you for doing that. I did not add the info and had questions about it since it was unsourced. Americasroof 21:12, 12 October 2006 (UTC)
No problem. I've created an account for myself, so feel free to contact me if you would like any further info. I grew up in Maryville and remember hearing about this horrible event (although most people in town will rarely mention it- I didn't hear about it until high school). Supposedly the school contained a brand new piano which was hauled out before the school was burned. After the fire, the piano was torn apart and the keys were taken as souvenirs. I've heard some people still have jars of ashes from the fire on display in their homes. Felixstrange 21:22, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Coordinate error[edit]

Platte book, Nodaway County, 1925{{geodata-check}} The coordinates need the following fixes: Per the 1925 Platte book for Nodaway County, the Garrett schoolhouse is located one mile west of the coordinates cited in the article. They should read 40deg 19min 56.22sec, 94deg, 54min, 40.05sec

75.87.65.64 (talk) 23:07, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Done. BrainMarble (talk) 23:05, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: not moved. (non-admin closure) Steel1943 (talk) 08:28, 4 November 2013 (UTC)



Raymond GunnLynching of Raymond Gunn – All articles of this nature appear to be entitled "Lynching of..." Individual not independently notable for the event (WP:BLP1E). Plot Spoiler (talk) 21:21, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Oppose - The man was convicted of rape and attempted murder. Even his trials are as notable as the lynching of the subject. --George Ho (talk) 16:53, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose per George Ho. This rename would essentially constitute a narrowing of the scope of the article, and Gunn is essentially a BIO2E case (never a BLP), notable for both his crime and the objectionable nature of his execution. --BDD (talk) 23:44, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
  • There are similar articles titled only with the person's name, anyway, such as Mack Charles Parker. --BDD (talk) 23:46, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.