I'm looking for anyone who knew Eliot Ness or remembers meeting Ness (or Oscar Fraley, who only came to Coudersport for what probably added up to a few days). If you or a family member of yours knew Ness--if you had even the briefest interaction--I'd love to swing by and hear about it, or speak on the phone if that's preferable to you.
I'm coming to Coudersport this upcoming week for two nights, Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15. Please email me at matthewpearl[at] gmail[dot]com ...
If there's someone who knew Ness but who doesn't use email, please let me know his or her phone number and I'm happy to reach out. The wonderful Paul Heimel, who wrote the definitive biography on Eliot Ness, has been a great help already and I have been impressed with how friendly so many Coudersport-area folks have been over the phone.
Thanks so much to Solomon's Words for hosting my request for Ness memories (and to Paul Heimel for these great photos)