April 13, 2014

Quarrel Over Land Division Ends in Shotgun Duel, 1910



[May 31, 1910] -

Killing In Pulaski.

As the result of a shotgun duel between Allen Hall and George Jasper, prominent farmers of Cain's store, Pulaski county, Jasper is dead, but Hall escaped injury.  The quarrel arose over a division of land.  Hall was arrested and lodged in jail at Somerset by Deputy Sheriff Dick. [1]


[October 3, 1910] -

Given a Life Sentence.

The Pulaski Circuit Court is in session here with one of the heaviest dockets in many years.  Several murder cases will be tried at this term.  There are about 400 cases standing on the docket for trial.  This will be a six weeks' term, being the longest term in this district.  George Hall, who was charged with the murder of a man named Jasper, was given a life sentence. [2]


[1] "Killing in Pulaski." The Interior Journal, Stanford, Ky. May 31, 1910. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052021/1910-05-31/ed-1/seq-2/

[2] Excerpt from "Suspect Foul Play in Railroad Tragedy." Lexington Herald, Lexington, KY. October 3, 1910. Page 2. Genealogybank.com.


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