April 19, 2014

One Killed, Two Bystanders Injured in Street Duel, 1904

Previously:

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[August 8, 1904] -


FOUGHT DUEL

PROMINENT LUMBERMAN KILLED NEAR SOMERSET, KY.

Somerset, Ky., Aug. 8.-- In a desperate duel at Williams Siding, this county, Jesse Williams was shot to death by Green Flynn.  Williams was a leading lumberman and Flynn is also prominent.  Eight shots were fired into his head. [1]








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[August 9, 1904] -


A PISTOL BATTLE.

One Dead and Two Hurt in a Street Duel.

Mt. Sterling, Ky., Aug. 9. -- News reached here Monday of a desperate street battle which occurred at Williams Siding, in Pulaski county, between Green Flynn, a leading business man, and Jesse Williams, a prominent lumber man. Flynn was uninjured, but shot and killed Williams instantly. Two bystanders were seriously shot. [2]





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[August 11, 1904] -


In a street fight at Williams' Siding, Ky., Jesse Williams was shot and killed by Green Flynn. [3]




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[November 24, 1904] -


MURDER CASES DISPOSED OF.

SOMERSET, Ky., Nov. 23.-- Ed Hughes, charged with murdering Henderson Vanover in this county, was tried and given a sentence of fourteen years in the penitentiary.  In the case against James Pierce, charged with killing Simp Burton, the verdict was acquittal of Pierce.  The case against Flynn for killing Williams is now on trial.  There are several more murder cases for this term of court. [4]




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[1] "Fought Duel." The Paducah Sun, Paducah, KY. August 8, 1904. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052116/1904-08-08/ed-1/seq-1/

[2] "A Pistol Battle." The Evening Bulletin, Maysville, KY. August 9, 1904. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87060190/1904-08-09/ed-1/seq-1/

[3] Excerpt from "Commonwealth of Kentucky." The Citizen, Berea, KY. August 11, 1904. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052076/1904-08-11/ed-1/seq-1/

[4] "Murder Cases Disposed Of." Lexington Herald, Lexington, KY. November 24, 1904. Page 2. Genealogybank.com.

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