July 12, 2014

Joe Denny killed by brother-in-law Robert Harris, 1921



[July 22, 1921] -

Joe Denny of the Wiggins section near Brodhead was shot last Sunday by Robert Harris, his brother in law, and died Monday evening.  The affair seems to have been the result of trouble between the wives of the two men who were sisters. Harris came into town Sunday evening and gave himself up.  The examining trial will be held tomorrow. [1]


[July 22, 1921] -

Bob Harris shot his brother in law, Joe Denny last Sunday evening.  Mr. Denny was taken to Pennington Infirmery, at London Monday, and died Monday night.  His remains were brought back Tuesday and laid to rest Wednesday.  We failed to gather particulars of the trouble.  Mr. Harris was arrested and taken to Mt. Vernon and put in jail Monday. [2]


[July 29, 1921] -

The examining trial of Robert Harris for the killing of Joe Denny, which was set for last Saturday was continued to August 8th. [3]


[1] Excerpt from "Locals." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. July 22, 1921. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1921-07-22/ed-1/seq-3/

[2] Excerpt from "Broadhead." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. July 22, 1921. Page 4. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1921-07-22/ed-1/seq-4/

[3] Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. July 29, 1921. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1921-07-29/ed-1/seq-3/


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