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13726Re: [jacksongenealogy] William McCoy murder, early 1900s

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  • clswagler@aol.com
    Aug 7, 2010
      Greg - From the Progressive Age, April 4, 1901:

      Last Friday morning Will McCoy was stabbed by Joe Owen, with a knife and died the same evening. The affray occured in the yard of Col Cross and was about a mule. McCoy was carried home and Dr. Boothe, of Fackler, summoned but it was too late for any one to relieve him. He was conscious of everything until his death, and told his mother he was crossing over the bridge safe. The remains were interred at the Cross graveyard Sunday morning, Rev. J.A. Webb officiating.

      Cindy









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      From: Charles McCutchen <chamac45@...>
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      Sent: Sun, Aug 1, 2010 9:00 pm
      Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] William McCoy murder, early 1900s





      Cindy,

      Where did you find the death index Cindy?

      Thanks,
      Charlie

      --- On Sun, 8/1/10, clswagler@... <clswagler@...> wrote:

      From: clswagler@... <clswagler@...>
      Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] William McCoy murder, early 1900s
      To: jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010, 4:08 PM



      Greg - In the Progressive Age issue dated April 4, 1901, the death of a Will McCoy is mentioned.

      I am not sure if this info is within an article or an actual obituary. I found this in the Jackson County Death Index by Jan Boyd Roberts. Jan has gone thru hundreds of old (and current) newspapers making an "index" of all people's name that have died. The only info on the index is the person's name and the name and date of the newspaper where this info can be found.

      I will check into this further for you and see what I can find out.

      Cindy

      Lebanon, OH

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      From: keeling_greg <keeling_greg@...>

      To: jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com

      Sent: Sun, Aug 1, 2010 2:06 pm

      Subject: [jacksongenealogy] William McCoy murder, early 1900s

      Hi all.

      Any one have access to this tragic story from the area newspapers or know anything about this? William McCoy was knifed from behind with a hawkbill knife while working with the reins of a mule in the Fackler area, and the man who committed the act later died of smallpox awaiting trial in the Jackson Co. jail. A cousin told me of this yesterday; I think I have the main points right, but will be very glad for any corrections and/or additions to the story.

      Greg

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