January 29, 2015

Man Killed Over Game of Cards, Pulaski, 1883


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[April 20, 1883] -

A negro named Lewis McIntyre was shot at Beaver Creek mines Tuesday evening by a negro who had recently arrived there from Chattanooga. McIntyre died Tuesday night from the effects of the shot. His slayer made his escape, and a large party of men started out to search for him, but up to the present writing he has not been apprehended. [1]


[April 24, 1883] -

The negro, Wm. Henry, who killed McIntyre at Beaver Creek last week, was caught a few days after in Chattanooga, but he made his escape from the jail. [2]


[January 15, 1884] -

Governor Knott offers a reward of $200 for the capture of William Henry, who murdered Louis McIntire, in Pulaski county; [3]


[February 19, 1884] -

Last April Will Henry, a big mulatto, 25 years old, killed Louis McIntire, at Greenwood, Ky., over a game of craps. He was soon after caught at Chattanooga, Tenn., but escaped. He was then tracked through Texas, North Carolina, Louisiana, and has just been arrested at Meridian, Miss., and brought to Somerset, Ky., jail. [4]


[1] Excerpt from "Pulaski County." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 20, 1883. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1883-04-20/ed-1/seq-2/

[2] Excerpt from "Pulaski County." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. April 24, 1883. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1883-04-24/ed-1/seq-2/

[3] Excerpt from "Notes of Current Events." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. January 15, 1884. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1884-01-15/ed-1/seq-2/

[4] Excerpt from "Notes of Current Events." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 19, 1884. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1884-02-19/ed-1/seq-2/


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