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HENDERSON, Deputy U. S. Marshal
Deputy US Marshal Henderson was shot and killed at his home at Haleyville near Russellville by one of his tenants. A dispute arose over some trivial matter that resulted as stated. Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County Ala, July 6, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
HITLER, Child of H. J.
Sad news reaches Double Springs that one of Mr. H. J. HITLER'S sons was drowned in Mr. LACY'S mill pond in Beat 5 last Saturday. - [Winston Herald] - Source: Marion Herald (Marion County AL) Aug. 4, 1887 - Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
HULSEY, Daughter of JOHN
A little 4-year old girl of Mr. JOHN HULSEY who lives about one mile north of Haleyville, was burned to death day or two ago The mother had left the child in a room by an open fire place to go to a spring near by and when she returned the little child was enveloped in flames its clothing having caught fire. Its body was burned to a crisp and it lived about three hours. Dr. TAYLOR was called and did all he could to relive the little sufferer, but his efforts were of no avail – [Winston Times] Source: Marion County Democrat (Marion County AL) Mar 12, 1903 - Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney
FELL FROM A WINDOW - Haleyville Man Met His Death in Tuscumbia Hotel - Tuscumbia, Ala., July 4--(Special)--Joseph Mayhall, a well known citizen of Haleyville, Ala, is dead in this city from the effects of a fall from the third floor of the Central Hotel to the sidewalk. He suffered a fractured skull, a broken arm, and internal injuries, lingering several hours before relieved by death. Mayhall and his brother came to Tuscumbia over the Northern Alabama Railroad, arriving here at 7 o'clock. They occupied room No. 15. Joe Mayhall got up out of his bed about 1:30 and sat in the window overlooking the sidewalk. His brother is of the opinion that while seated on the window sill he dropped to sleep and tumbled out, the distance to the pavement being about thirty-five feet. He never regained consciousness, although he lived for several hours. He leaves a wife and three children. His body has been prepared for burial and will be sent to his home at Haleyville for burial. He was probably 40 years of age. - Source: Montgomery Advertiser, July 5, 1906, Transcribed by C. Anthony
PAYNE, J. K.
A special to the Age-Herald from Double Springs says: “J. K. PAYNE, a highly respected citizen of that place, was shot from ambush, and killed by an unknown assassin. He was a witness against moon shiners in the
United States Courtat and the deed is laid at the door of one of them. Much indignation is expressed over the cowardly crime.”Source: Hamilton Free Press (Marion County AL) Nov. 8, 1893 - Transcribed and submitted by Veneta McKinney Huntsville
FOUR CHILDREN DROWNED - JIM SEALS, an emigrant from Double Springs, Ala. attempted to cross Yellow Creek, four miles north of Barnesville last Friday, while the water was very high, and his wagon bed floated off down the rapid current, capsizing and drowning four little children, ranging from two to ten years old. His team, two splendid mules, was also drowned. The children were buried Sunday at Pryor’s school house. The family is penniless and the mother is heart-broken – [Corinth (Miss.) Herald] - (Marion Herald, Marion County AL, Feb 27, 1890 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
TAYLOR, R. J.
KILLED BY A BOY - Double Springs, Oct. 8 – News reached here this afternoon that R. J. Taylor, one of the county commissioners of this county, was accidentally shot and killed while out hunting near his home, about ten miles from this place, by Millird Berry, a boy, yesterday. No particulars. - (Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, October 15, 1891)
MORTALLY HURT IN A GRAVE -Double Springs, Ala. - Dispatch 23rd - JAMES WELTON was one of the pallbearers yesterday at the funeral of JULIUS ROBERTS, a farmer. As soon as the coffin was lowered into the grave, the strap held by WELTON and antoher man snapped. Welton lost his balance and fell headlong into the grave, which was six feet deep. At the same time, the rear end of the coffin, which had been held by the broken strap, plunged downward. The coffin struck Welton on the head and knocked him against the side of the grave, which was of hard soil. He died two hours afterward. (Charloette Observer, Nov. 26, 1896- transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
WESTMORLAND, GRADY C
Grady C. Westmorland, 19, died at his home on Addison, Route 1, Wednesday, March 11. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p. m., at Friendship with Rev. Duford Hightower officiating. McAfee, Howell and Young in charge of interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Westmorland, five brothers, Elbert, Orval, Chester, Henry, and Cleo Westmorland; two sisters, Mrs. Tessie Bishop and Mis Edith Wetmorland. - Source: The Cullman Banner, Cullman, AL, March 12, 1942. Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight
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