February 8, 1932 – Henry Roan

Henry Roan was found dead in his car on the Osage Reservation in Oklahoma on Feb. 6, 1923. Roan, 42, had been shot in the head. Some time before he died, Roan had taken a $1,200 loan from local rancher William Hale, who then illegally made himself the beneficiary of Roan’s $25,000 life insurance policy. When Hale attempted to cash it in, he drew the suspicion of investigators in the case.

John Ramsey confessed to killing Roan. He said Hale, who served as a pallbearer at Roan’s funeral, offered him $500 and a new car for the murder. Ramsey would later try and pin the murder on another Hale associate, Curly Johnson. Despite claiming his innocence, Hale was eventually convicted of killing Roan and sentenced to life in prison. However, he was paroled in 1947. Ramsey was also convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled in 1947.

Roan was murdered during the Osage Reign of Terror.


3 Responses

  1. 1. Stay informed: Keep up with local news and updates regarding the investigation into Henry Roan’s death. This will help you stay informed about any developments or new information that may arise.

    2. Engage with the community: Participate in community discussions or forums related to the case. Sharing information, theories, and insights with others who are also interested in the case can help generate new perspectives and potentially uncover overlooked details.

    3. Document and organize information: Create a dedicated folder or document to compile

  2. This is such a tragic incident and my heart goes out to Henry Roan and his loved ones. It’s unfortunate that such incidents still occur, highlighting the need for justice and equality for all individuals, regardless of their background.

    In light of this, my personal goal is to raise awareness about the importance of addressing systemic issues and promoting social justice. I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.

    I plan to educate myself further

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