September 13, 2014

Elza Langford Kills Tom Rose, Rockcastle, 1905

Previously:

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[March 1, 1905] -


Killing at Brush Creek.

News comes from Brush Creek of the killing of Tom Rose by Elzie Langford.  Rose was a notorious moonshiner. [1]





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[March 3, 1905] -

Elza Langford shot and killed Tom Rose, near Orlando last Saturday.  The trouble was the result an old grudge which had existed between them for several years.  Langford telephoned to the authorities Sunday morning that he would come in the next morning and surrender which he did, and his examining trial is set for to-day.  There is only one eye witness, Mrs. P. W. Clark. [2]










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[March 17, 1905] -


Elza Langford was acquitted on examining trial for killing Tom Rose. [3]





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[1] "Killing at Brush Creek." The Richmond Climax, Richmond, KY. March 1, 1905. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069162/1905-03-01/ed-1/seq-3/

[2] Excerpt from "Local." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. March 3, 1905. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1905-03-03/ed-1/seq-3/

[3] Excerpt from "Local." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. March 17, 1905. Page 4. LOC.  http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1905-03-17/ed-1/seq-4/

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