- Born: 28 Dec 1916, West Salem, Lacrosse County, Wisconsin 744,747,1622,1623
- Marriage: Edith Vivian Bills on 15 Dec 1944 in Hokah, MN 744,1621,1622
- Died: 22 Jan 2010, La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin aged 93 1622
Leroy enlisted in the service and served in Tokyo, Japan.
Leroy as of 9-14-98 still plays the saxophone even though he is blind. He plays at a local Tavern just 2 buildings down from where he lives. Also he has been known to play out at Schmidty's a Tavern South of LaCrosse.
Dahlby guilty of trying to electrocute wife in bath
By BETSY BLOOM / La Crosse Tribune, October 28, 2004
The prosecuting attorney called it "the most preposterous defense I've heard in a long time."
Apparently, it didn't do much for the La Crosse County jury, either.
The panel took less than an hour Wednesday to convict William Dahlby of attempted first-degree murder for tossing a live electrical cord into his wife's bath
May 9. The swift verdict came despite Dahlby's testimony Tuesday that he only wanted to scare his wife, who he claimed was despondent, into wanting to live and remain with him. Dahlby said he took steps to ensure the shock wouldn't be lethal.
His attorney, Tim Guth, tried to bolster the defense by putting an electrician, John Graf of La Crescent, Minn., on the stand Wednesday to explain how the device Dahlby claimed to have attached to the cord, a ground fault interrupter, would cut the current when it hit water.
La Crosse Assistant District Attorney Loralee Clark later said Guth "did a good job with what he had to work with," but was saddled by his client with supporting "the most preposterous defense I've heard in a long time."
In her closing, Clark painted the scenario of a man who wanted out of his marriage after starting an admittedly "intimate" relationship with a Wausau, Wis., woman the previous summer.
Clark pointed out that Dahlby's wife, Mary, never saw the device her husband claimed to have put on the cord. She only survived the shock, Clark added, because she never touched metal as she jumped from the tub.
The jury also convicted Dahlby of intimidating a witness for trying to dissuade his wife from calling police.
La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge Michael Mulroy revoked Dahlby's bond and will sentence him at 9 a.m. Dec. 10. The maximum penalty on both counts would be 45 years in prison and 25 years of extended supervision.
Blind Thru Glaucoma
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, 1930, Onalaska, La Crosse, WI. 749
• Residence, 1941, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA. 755
• Residence: St. Joseph Care Centre, 2010, La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin. 1622
Leroy married Edith Vivian Bills, daughter of Frank W Bills and Sylvia E, on 15 Dec 1944 in Hokah, MN 744,1621.,1622 (Edith Vivian Bills was born on 18 Feb 1920 in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA,744,1618,1624 died on 26 Oct 1989 in La Crosse, Wisconsin 1618 and was buried on 28 Oct 1989 in Onalaska Cemetery, WI 1618.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Alt. Marriage, 15 Dec 1944, Caledonia, MN. 1618