Man Arrested For Brother’s Murder In New York
Walden, New York was an early industrial town in the lower part of the state which featured wool mills built on the Wallkill river. When the wool business waned, knife manufacturers moved to Walden and the town was nicknamed “Knifetown.” Brothers Jack and Bill Grace move to Walden from Fall River, Massachusetts in 1910. They were both running from a shady past. Anthony “Bill” Grace had left 2 wives and stolen their money and was already to marry a third in Walden. On September 7, 1912 Jack Grace was seen at the the clubroom of the Twentieth Century Club in town. In the wee hours of September 8, 1912 someone split Jack Grace’s skull open with a meat clever used for chopping kindling from the club. His body was dragged into a backroom and a couch was placed on top of it.