October 12, 2014

Death of Man Crushed By Train Investigated as Murder, Rockcastle, 1901

Previously:

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[January 31, 1901] -


Henry Idol was found dying near Livingston, with his head crushed in.  There is no clew. [1]



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[February 1, 1901] -

Judge P. D. Colyer went to Livingston Tuesday to investigate the killing of Henry Idol.  An inquest was held but the jury was dismissed until next Monday when they will meet again and hear some further evidence before rendering a decision.  While it is possible that he was hit by a train, yet it is hardly thought that that is the way his death came about. [2]







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[February 8, 1901] -


Hi Cox was arrested yesterday by deputy sheriff H. L. Tate, charged with the murder of Henry Idol.  Squire Ballad issued the warrant. [3]





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[February 22, 1901] -


The grand jury found no indictment against Hi Cox in connection with the alleged murder of Henry Idol.  He was released. [4]




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[April 5, 1901] -

William Cunnagim, who was under a $500 bond for his appearance at the February term of the court, to answer a charge for killing D. Ash, but who failed to appear, was arrested in Alabama, a few days ago and brought here and placed in jail on that charge and also for the murder of Henry Idol, at Livingston, for which Jerry Lakes is also indicted.  Lakes is in jail. [5] 




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[April 5, 1901] -

Bill Cunnigan, who killed Young Ash on Crooked Creek, last December, and forfeited his bond at the February court, was followed by his bondsmen and captured in Alabama and brought here Tuesday.  He will also be tried on the charge of being connected with the killing of Henry Idol, near Livingston, a short while since. [6]



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[April 12, 1901] -

The case against William Cunnagim, charged with the murder of Henry Idol was called Wednesday and passed over until next Monday. [7]





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[April 19, 1901] -

IN COUNTY COURT. -- William Cunnagim and Jerry Lax, charged with the murder of Henry Idol, were tried Tuesday and discharged. ........ William Cunnagim and Hi Cox were fined $1 each and the cost for being drunk. [8]







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[1] Excerpt from "General News." The Central Record, Lancaster, KY. January 31, 1901. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069201/1901-01-31/ed-1/seq-2/

[2] Excerpt from "Locals." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. February 1, 1901. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1901-02-01/ed-1/seq-3/

[3] Excerpt from "Locals." Mount Vernon Signal, Mount Vernon, KY. February 8, 1901. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1901-02-08/ed-1/seq-3/

[4] Excerpt from "Mt. Vernon." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 22, 1901. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1901-02-22/ed-1/seq-1/

[5] Excerpt from "Locals." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. April 5, 1901. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1901-04-05/ed-1/seq-3/

[6] Excerpt from "Mt. Vernon." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 5, 1901. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1901-04-05/ed-1/seq-2/

[7] Excerpt from "Locals." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. April 12, 1901. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1901-04-12/ed-1/seq-3/

[8] Excerpt from "Locals." Mount Vernon Signal, Mt. Vernon, KY. April 19, 1901. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069561/1901-04-19/ed-1/seq-3/

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