Thursday, July 12, 2018

Death of Ambrose Lockabee ; Imminent Death of Roland Bearden, 1897, Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia

Newspaper: North Georgia Citizen
Place of Publication: Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia
Date of Publication: 19 August 1897
Page: 3 (begins at column 2, bottom of page)
Title of Article: "Bearden Killed Lockabee."
Subtitle of Article: "Son of the Dead Man Wounds His Father's Slayer."
Contributor (of this extract): D.K. Pritchett
Date of Extract: 12 July 2018

"Ellijay, Ga., August 18.--
"Roland Bearden killed Ambrose Lockabee Sunday afternoon about fifteen miles east of here by cutting his throat and was knocked in the head by the victim's son, who was present, receiving wounds from which he will die.
"Bearden was drunk and Lockabee was trying to get him home. They quarreled, and Bearden jerked out a knife and almost severed Lockabee's head from his body with one stroke.
"Lockabee's boy, who saw the fight, hurled a stone at Bearden, crushing his skull."

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