March 16, 2014

Insulted Woman Kills Wealthy Man, 1911

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[April 13, 1911] -

WEALTHY MERCHANT KILLED BY A WOMAN

(By Associated Press.)

SOMERSET, Ky., April 12-- A sensational tragedy was enacted near Greenwood today when Mrs. Maggie Lewis shot and killed Dalt Meadows, a wealthy merchant and timber dealer.  Mrs. Lewis is alleged to have used a double-barrelled shotgun.  There were no witnesses to the killing which occurred in a room in Mrs. Lewis' home.

Mrs. Lewis declared that she had been compelled to fire upon Meadows after he had addressed insulting remarks to her.  The slain man leaves a widow and several children. [1]



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[April 19, 1911] -

WEALTHY MAN KILLED BY INSULTED WOMAN

Somerset, Ky., April 14.-- Mrs. Maggie Lewis shot and killed Dalton Meadows, a wealthy merchant and timber dealer, at Greenwood, to-day.  There were not witnesses to the murder, which occurred at Mrs. Lewis' home.  She surrendered and asserted she had been compelled to fire upon Meadows, after he had addressed insulting remarks to her.  Meadows leaves a wife and several children. [2]





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[1] "Wealthy Merchant Killed By A Woman." Lexington Herald, Lexington, KY. April 13, 1911. Page 1. Genealogybank.com.

[2] "Wealthy Man Killed By Insulted Woman." The Hartford Herald, Hartford, Ky. April 19, 1911. Page 6. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84037890/1911-04-19/ed-1/seq-6/

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