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Coolacrease Murders

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In 1921 two Pearson brothers were executed in Coolacrease, Ireland.
They were caught in the Irish War of Independence and it was reported that:
The two Pearson brothers who were executed by irish Nationalists were Richard Henry "Dick" and Abraham Pratt "Abe" Pearson, the sons of William and Susan Pearson, Sr.
While their father and a younger brother, Sidney, were attending a convention about thirty-five miles away, these two older unmarried sons were shot by a firing squad numerous times in their back yard and left to die. None of the shots were fatal, and the two men suffered agony for six and fourteen hours respectively before they died. The women dragged a mattress away from the burning house into the field and somehow managed to get the two dying men onto it.
Several family members were professing in the 2x2 Sect and were known as "Cooneyites". Details on Wikipedia and TTT.

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