Ken McElroy: Killed in Broad Daylight

Ken McElroy, town bully and victim (photo: thelineup.com)

From the beginning of his life, on June 1, 1934, Ken Rex McElroy seemed destined for a trouble and cruelty. He was the fifteenth of sixteen children born to a poor, migrant tenant farming family that moved between Kansas and the Ozarks before settling outside of Skidmore, Missouri. His formal education ended when he was fifteen and in the eighth grade when Ken dropped out, at which time he already had a reputation as a…