Thomas Haskins was [a Native American] and owner of property.Why would someone have been jealous of Dan Devine? Who was the murderer? How did Thomas Haskins react? Why and how did all of this happen?
Thomas and Dan Devine were out hunting one day. They met each other on Hwy. K and talked. Suddenly, from nowhere, a shot rang out from the distance and Dan dropped [to the ground]. He died of the gunshot wound.
No one found the killer, and the shooting was thought to have been done on purpose, because of jealousy. Dan was in his 40s.
These questions are lost to the murk of time... let your imaginations fill the void, until and unless further answers are forthcoming.
|Devine Family: From left, Tom Devine, Susan Perkins, Mr. Mockley, Mrs. Dan Devine (Kate), Mrs. Snow, Tom Lynch, John Perkins|
|Devine House, Clear Lake|
|Thought to be Paul Devine on left, other man unknown (Joe Ilg, Sr. picture taken after 1891)|