Case Number: 6297

Jackson, James - Age 28 - Colored - Died in fire at 2138 Federal St., caused by moonshine still operated by Wallace Grant and Joe Smith, who, on 7/18/23, were held by the Coroner for manslaughter. 1A Dist.


Date of Offense June 21, 1923
Date of Death June 21, 1923
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 2138 Federal st.
Type of Location Place of business
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Unintentional manslaughter
Method of Killing Burned
Weapon died in Fire --- manslaughter
Motive Fine caused by mmonshine still operated by defenda
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide No
Description Other
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 2
Prohibition Related Indicators fire caused by moonshine still
Type of Business Other place of business


Name Jackson, James
Age 28 years
Gender Male
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Grant, Wallace
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Outside labor force (incl. criminals)


Precinct 28
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision July 18, 1923
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No