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    Cook Gang

    In the first decade of the 20th Century, Dayton police had to deal with a the dangerous Cook gang of thieves and ruffians which had victimized Dayton-Springfield for years. In November 1902, a notorious killing was committed by one of the gang members, Charles "Dayton Slim" Stimmel, when he shot a clerk at a feed store on Wayne Avenue near Fourth Street. After the murder, he and his suspected accomplice, girlfriend Rose (Cook) Shafor, fled to Springfield and then further away.   Read More...