Return to Index


Frank Williams No. 3

No. 3712. FRANK WILLIAMS No. 3.
(Alias E. R. Groff.)

White man. Sentenced from Cherokee county May 4, 1910, to a term of 10 to 21 years for robbery in the first degree. Escaped June 26, 1915.

Description: Age, 40; height 5 ft. 9 1/2 in.; weight, 160; hair, medium brown; eyes, brown; complexion, dark; build, medium; nativity, Iowa. Occupation, painter.

Bertillon: 67.8, 81.0, 95.0, 20.1, 15.4, 13.7, 6.2, 25.5, 11.6, 9.2, 46.1.

Finger-print classification:  13  R  00
                              17  U  00  18

Relative: J. H. Groff, Chicago, Ill., father.

Marks and scars: I. Cut scar at knuckle joint first finger. Tattoo in blue and red of anchor, boot, several small insects, bust of woman, eagle with outspread wings, U. S. flag, sunburst, red heart pierced with arrow, bust of an Indian, tin can with letters S 0 at base, horse's head, lion's head, cowboy holding gun, dagger piercing flesh, standing form of girl; all on forearm, front. Large vaccine scar, upper arm. II. Tattoo in blue and red of clasped hands, double heart, scroll work, letters E R G, dagger, outline of quarter moon, 5-point star, letters A B C, flying bird, anchor, wreath, two small red stars, standing form of man, on forearm. III. Brows slightly united. Scar under point of chin; several pit scars on right cheek. Tattoo in blue and red of women kneeling at cross in center of chest.

Transcribed from Criminal X-Ray, Vol. 1, No. 3, October, 1915. Published by The Kansas State Penitentiary for the Bureau of Identification, Kansas State Printing Plant, W. R. Smith, State Printer, Topeka. 1915. 6-1279

Background and KSGenWeb logo were designed and are copyrighted by
Tom & Carolyn Ward
for the limited use of the KSGenWeb Project.
Permission is granted for use only on an official KSGenWeb page.

©1999 by Tom & Carolyn Ward

Home Page for Kansas
Search all of Blue Skyways
The KSGenWeb Project