January 4, 2015

Man Shoots Another In The Back, Laurel, 1898


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[June 8, 1897] -

John Mullins, a Negro, shot and fatally wounded Milt Green at East Bernstadt Saturday morning. Green was a desperate character. [1]


[September 27, 1898] -

Milt Green was held at London without bail for the killing of Jim Mullins, another Negro, at East Bernstadt. [2]


[October 28, 1898] -

Clint Strange was held at London without bail. He killed Henry Rowland by beating his brains out with a pair of tongs. Milt Green, white, who killed James Mullins, colored, was refused bail. Green walked up and shot Mullins in the back without warning. [3]


[February 10, 1899] -

Three noted murder cases are on the docket of the London circuit court this term: E. K. Wilson, for the murder of Miss Cloyd; James Howard, for the murder of George Baker, in Clay county, and Milton Green, for the murder of James Mullins, in Laurel. Wilson was attorney for the defense in both of the last named cases. [4]


[November 3, 1904] -


At Supper When a Bullet From the Street Pierced His Heart.

London, Ky., Nov 3.--While sitting at the supper table Wednesday night, Milton Green, who lives near East Bernstadt, was instantly killed by a rifle ball which was fired from the street, and, passing through a window of his home, pierced his heart.

It is not known who the assassin is, and the bloodhounds have been sent for to trail the assassin.

Green was about 36 years old, married and has two children.

Six years ago he killed James Mullins, a colored man, at Altamont, and was sentenced to serve five years in the state penitentiary.  He served part of the time and was then pardoned.  About five years ago he shot and seriously wounded Lev. Philpot on the street at London, and was afterward shot and dangerously wounded by Philpot. [5]


[1] Excerpt from "Vicinity News." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. June 8, 1897. Page 4. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1897-06-08/ed-1/seq-4/

[2] 4th column. Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 27, 1898. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1898-09-27/ed-1/seq-2/

[3] Excerpt from "News in the Vicinage." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. October 28, 1898. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1898-10-28/ed-1/seq-1/

[4] Excerpt from "News of the Vicinage." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. February 10, 1899. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1899-02-10/ed-1/seq-3/

[5] "Bloodhounds on the Trail." The Evening Bulletin, Maysville, KY. November 3, 1904. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87060190/1904-11-03/ed-1/seq-1/.


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