Sunday, August 9, 2009
STEUNENBERG SON (My grandfather Julian) ON THE STAND
6/5/1907 - STEUNENBERG SON ON THE STAND.
"Julian Steunenberg is a strong, well-set-up youth with light hair. He took the stand very bravely, but when Senator Borah began questioning him a cloud of pain passed passed over his face and he shielded his eyes, evidently to keep back the tears. He told of meeting Orchard, then known at Hogan, at the local railroad depot in Caldwell three days before the crime and telling him, in answer to his inquiry, that his father would be home the following Friday. He said that he was on his way home with his uncle and was about two blocks behind his father when the explosion occurred."--The San Francisco Chronicle
Typically Julian would have been at his father's side. On the evening of 12/30/1905, he was a couple of blocks behind. If not for this twist of fate, he may well have been killed too and I would not be writing this today.
Full article above can be viewed on my Footnote.com account by clicking on the picture below.
Posted by John T. Richards Jr. at 8:52 AM