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George Cohen, 1906

Identifier: B111.02.0002.0008


In June of 1906, George Cohen (1883-?) shot and killed Robert Goodman, husband of his sister Lizzie. According to newspaper reports, Goodman was physically abusive to Lizzie and "ruined" her by ostensibly forcing her into prostitution (Goodman owned a "resort" at 1958 Market Street, and it is said that his wife Lizzie was an "inmate"). George Cohen suffered from tuberculosis, and after months of arguing with Goodman, shot him four times after Goodman beat Lizzie particularly harshly. Cohen's sentencing following the murder is unknown.


  • 1906


From the File: 1 Items : legal document box

Scope and Contents

newspaper clippings regarding the murder of Robert Goodman, photocopies of newspaper clippings

Repository Details

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