For More Information and Referenced Works
Locher, Paul. When Wooster Was a Whippersnapper - Two Hundred (or So) Yarns about Wooster for Two Hundred Years. Wooster, Ohio, 2008.
Shrock, Joel. The Gilded Age. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004.
Zimmerman, S. Wayne County Fair Horse Racing 1869-1880. Wooster, Ohio: Lulu Press, 2011.
“Execution Day Special: John Callahan” Wayne County Democrat (Wooster, OH), Dec. 3rd, 1880.
“Murder! Killing of John Tormey at Wooster Fairgrounds,” Wayne County Democrat (Wooster, OH), Oct. 8th, 1879.
Emerson, Rhonda. "Early Wayne History Including Hanging For Murder." Daily Record. (Wooster, OH), Dec. 2nd, 1967.