April 7, 2014

Shopville Postmaster Killed by His Daughter's Admirer, 1908



[January 14, 1908] -

In an altercation at Shopville, Pulaski county, between Postmaster Harvey McHargue and Claude Price, McHargue was shot and killed and Price probably fatally stabbed.  The trouble is said to have resulted from McHargue ordering Price to refrain from calling on a young woman in the postmaster's home. [1]


[January 16, 1908] -

Harvey McHargue, postmaster at Shopville, was shot dead at his home by Claude Price, whom he had ordered to stop calling on his daughter.  He stabbed Price through the shoulder as Price turned to flee. [2]


[February 4, 1908] -

Claude Price, aged 17, was acquitted of the killing of W. H. McHargue, aged 50, in Pulaski. [3]


[1] The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 14, 1908. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052021/1908-01-14/ed-1/seq-1/

[2] Excerpt from "In Our Own State." The Citizen, Berea, KY. January 16, 1908. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052076/1908-01-16/ed-1/seq-1/

[3] Excerpt from "In Neighboring Counties." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 4, 1908. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052021/1908-02-04/ed-1/seq-1/


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