November 26, 2013

Man is Stabbed to Death by Step-Son after Chasing Him With an Ax, Garrard, 1898

Previously:

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[March 1, 1898] -


John Grady, who lives in Garrard, not far from Drippings Springs, was severely cut in the stomach by his stepson Saturday afternoon.  Grady, who was drinking, was chasing the young man with an ax, when he was stabbed.  He is 70-odd old. [1]






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[March 8, 1898] -

John Grady, of the Eastern part of the county, died last Friday of wounds inflicted by a knife in the hands of one Whittaker, a step-son, several days ago.  Whittaker was lodged in jail on Saturday and the examining trial is set for to-day, Monday.  It is said that Grady was drinking and provoked a difficulty.  Others say that it is a case of murder. [2]


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[March 8, 1898] -


John Grady, who was cut by his stepson, James Whittaker, near Dripping Springs in Garrard county, and who died form the effects, was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Peter Straub, of this place, and she and her son, Peter, went over Sunday to see his widow.
[3]



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[March 11, 1898] -

DOMESTIC TROUBLE

Causes an Enraged Son-in-Law to Kill His Wife's Father.

Lancaster, Ky., March 5.-- Lemon Whittaker, stabbed his father-in-law, John Grady, a dozen times last Saturday.  Grady died Thursday night from the wounds.  After the cutting Whittaker fled, but was arrested Thursday night.  Magistrate Parson took Grady's dying statement.

Domestic trouble is said to have been the cause of the killing. Both men were farmers in this county. Grady had many friends, and much excitement prevails in this this locality where the tragedy occurred. [4]


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[March 11, 1898] -

Saturday evening, Feb. 26th James Whittiker cut his step-father, Mr. John Grady with a knife who died Wednesday following from his wounds.  Mr. Fado Parks, Constable, arrested him Friday near Crab Orchard. [5]



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[March 15, 1898] -

Whittaker, charged with the murder of John Grady, waived a preliminary trial on Saturday and was sent to jail to await the action of the grand jury this week. [6]


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[March 18, 1898] -


INDICTED FOR MURDER.

LANCASTER, March 17.-- The grand jury has returned an indictment against William Whittaker for murder, and his trial is set for next Wednesday.  Whittaker cut his stepfather, John Grady, to death near Rockcastle line two weeks ago. [7]




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[March 18, 1898] -


The Grand Jury returned an indictment Wednesday against Whitaker, for murder, and his trial is set for Wednesday of next week.  Whitaker is the man who cut his step-father, John Grady, to death near the Rockcastle line about two weeks ago. [8]



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[March 25, 1898] -


Circuit court convened on Monday and after disposing of some civil cases adjourned until Wednesday morning, on which day James Whittaker was tried for the murder of his stepfather, John Grady, and acquitted, the proof showing that Grady threatened to kill him and made demonstrations pointing to the execution of the threat.  The grand jury adjourned finally on Wednesday after serving seven days.  They returned 21 indictments, nearly all of which are for misdemeanors.  John Kersey, who shot Henry Beazley, who is in a critical condition, was indicted for malicious shooting and wounding, with intent to kill.  Court adjourned Wednesday afternoon until Friday.  The fact that there is but little business before the court speaks well for Garrard county and the court, which keeps up with the work.
[9]




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[1] Excerpt from "Local Happenings." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 1, 1898. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1898-03-01/ed-1/seq-3/

[2] Excerpt from "Lancaster." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 8, 1898. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1898-03-08/ed-1/seq-1/

[3] Excerpt from "Local Happenings." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 8, 1898. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1898-03-08/ed-1/seq-3/

[4] "Domestic Trouble." The Hickman Courier, Hickman, KY. March 11, 1898. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052141/1898-03-11/ed-1/seq-1/

[5] Excerpt from "Flatwood." The Central Record, Lancaster, KY. March 11, 1898. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069201/1898-03-11/ed-1/seq-3/

[6] Excerpt from "Lancaster." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 15, 1898. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1898-03-15/ed-1/seq-1/

[7] "Indicted For Murder." Morning Herald, Lexington, KY. March 18, 1898. Page 4. Genealogybank.com.

[8] Excerpt from "Circuit Court." The Central Record, Lancaster, KY. March 18, 1898. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069201/1898-03-18/ed-1/seq-1/

[9] Excerpt from "Lancaster." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. March 25, 1898. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1898-03-25/ed-1/seq-1/

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