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John Looney

John Looney

Make sure and see the movie Road to Perdition --- a great fictional version of John Looney's life even though they call him "Mr. Rooney." There are references to Rock Island and the Tri-Cities in the movie. The book was written by Max Collins, Muscatine, Iowa.

Born in Ottawa in 1865

Looney was convicted of the murder of saloonkeeper William Gabel in 1925 and sent to prison for 14 years. After his release on April 7, 1934, at age 68, he kept a low profile until dying of tuberculosis in El Paso, Texas,



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