Mysterious Death of William H. Dickens

Around eight o’clock on the night of November 30, 1914, William H. Dickens sat reading in his comfortable library with his wife nearby. The couple, who had five grown children, lived in their spacious home at Coffman and Third Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Without warning, someone outside in the dark shot into the room. The bullet, fired from a high powered rifle, traveled through the window, hit Dickens in the back and came out the other side, grazing Mrs. Dickens’ cheek before embedding in the room’s brick wall. About ten minutes later, William H. Dickens died of his wound. Continue reading