Early Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Records 1862 – 1929: Part III P-Z Names

Pace, Dr. J.F. October 5, 1894 ; Shot by J.C. Ransoms ; West Monroe, LA ; Witnesses:  T.C. McLain, L.W. Calvert, Lewis Hodge, D.H. Frantom, R.P. Webb ; Jury:  W.L. Leyens, F. Faulk, A.B. Frantom, P.W. Hilton ; Note:  Ruled a justifiable homicide. Richland Beacon News, October 13, 1894, Page 1, Column 3 Palmar, Peter October 31, 1926 ; Self-inflicted pistol shot wound ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Milton Coverdale, Clyde Mitchell, J.B. Johnston, F.B. Chase, J.W. Standly  Note:  newspaper articles refer to him as Peter Palma. Monroe News-Star, October 30, 1926, Page 1, Column 8. Monroe News-Star, November 1, 1926, Page 7, Column 1. Parker, Jack January 20, 1923 ; Shot by Barry Calhoun ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  J.M. Myatt, W. DeGraffenreid, J.H. Trousdale, J.W. Kilbourne, J.M. Breard Monroe News-Star, January 20, 1923, Page 1, Column 6. Parks, Edward January 14, 1924 ; Accidentally shot himself ; Swartz, LA ; Thomas E. Wright, Acting Coroner ; Jury:  Carl Wall, C.C. Reagan, E.L. Edelen, Frank Wuichet, C.C. Hoyt Perkins, Minnie Ola November 8, 1927 ; Shot by Dubois Bledsoe and Osee Moy ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  W. Wall, Milton Coverdale, D.L. Roper, Clyde Mitchell, Ollie Grayson  Note:  Newspaper article refers to her as Manda Perkins. Monroe News-Star, November 9, 1927, Page 1, Column 3. Peterson, Chas. January 25, 1908 ; Shot by Thos. Cates ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  C.E. FauntLeRoy ; J.B. Bradley, J.J. Jones, W. Jones, D.A. Johnston Crowley Signal, February 1, 1908, Page 4, Column 6 Petzola, Herman March 3, 1880 ; Drowned after a fall ; Body found at the bottom of the Ouachita River, 70’ from the riverbank ; Witness:  Dr. Schlinger ; S.C. Murphy M.D., Coroner ; R.B. Vincent, Justice of the Peace and A. Green, Clerk  Note:  Newspaper articles refer to him as Herman Petzold. Monroe, Bulletin, March 3, 1880, Page 3, Column 3. Monroe Bulletin, March 10, 1880, Page 3, Column 1. Ouachita Telegraph, March 12, 1880 Page 3, Column 1. Phelps, W.A. August 13, 1926 ; Shot by A.C. McDougal ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Milton Coverdale, D.L. Roper, D.L. Powell, J.W. Standly, W. Carson Monroe News-Star, August 13, 1926, Page 1, Column 8. Monroe News-Star, August 14, 1926, Page 1, Column 6. Monroe News-Star, October 11, 1926, Page 1, Column 7. Pierson, W.L. December 7, 1884 ; Apoplexy as a result of a diseased heart ; Floor in the back room of a saloon owned by Misses Moore and Whitfield ; Witnesses:  L.A. Shields, C. Carson, W.S. Whitefield, G.E. Moore, B.H. Tucker and S.E. Thigpen ; C.C. Cage, Coroner ; Austin Green, Clerk Monroe Bulletin, December 10, 1884, Page 3, Column 2 Pilcher, N.D. January 22, 1905 ; Shot by J.L. Matthews and A.W. Birch ; Witnesses:  T. Houston, Chas. Morrison, Richard Barnes ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  D.M. McCranie ; A.W. Riggs, J.F. Mire, W.H. Hartland, C.C. Harlson Vicksburg Herald, January 2, 1905, Page 1, Column 5 Pipes, Windsor Jr. December 23, 1927 ; Accidental drowning ; Sterlington, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  D.Y. Smith, H.B. Andrews, B. Cougar, F.W. Murphy Monroe News-Star, December 23, 1927, Page 1, Column 1. Monroe News-Star, December 24, 1927, Page 12, Column 2. Monroe News-Star, December 27, 1927, Page 1, Column 3. Piphen, A.J. November 2, 1927 ; Natural Causes ; Luna, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  F.C. Childers, A. Eady, B.W. Allen, Simon Keife Monroe News-Star, November 3, 1927, Page 1, Column 5. Pitts, William September 15, 1874 ; Buckshot in right side, abdomen and left arm by a man named Jake ; George Miller place ; Witnesses:  George Miller, Servis Williams, Robert Brantly ; Wm. Hauius (?), Coroner ; Wm. Atkins, Clerk Preston, Mary Frances September 15, 1878 ; Dropsy and a blow to the head ; Waco plantation ; Witnesses:  Hannah McQueen, Mauda Tatum, George Taylor ; J.M. Anderson, Justice of the Peace ; Austin Green, Clerk ; Dr. M. Bowman Price, James November 15, 1923 ; Shot by G.R. Hubbard, Cadeville, LA Ward 7. ; Jury:  S.O. Henry, Joe Brown, J.A. White, S.M. Rutledge, M. Lolley  Note:  Ruled self defense.  Hubbard was protecting his friend S.M. Wood. Monroe News-Star, November 16, 1923, Page 12, Column 2. Purvis, Hardin August 9, 1914 ; Shot ; Logtown, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  J.R. Johnston, V.B. Baring, Walter Elder, W. Fuller, E.M. Greenberry Monroe News-Star, August 10, 1914, Page 1, Column 5. Ramsey, Mrs. Nick September 1, 1925 ; Shot by Robt. Witt or self inflicted ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Groves Brown, W.H. Faulk, Joe Gozzitt, F.L. Guerrio, W.A. Lenard Monroe News-Star, September 1, 1925, Page 1, Column 8. Monroe News-Star, September 2, 1925, Page 1, Column 8. Monroe News-Star, September 3, 1925, Page 1, Column 3. The Ouachita Citizen, September 3, 1925, Page 1, Column 5. Reed, Jake March 1, 1929 ; Overturned his car after hitting a cow ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  D. Hirsch, J.W. Standly, R.W. Ensminger, Fred Dupree, F.C. Childers Monroe News-Star, March 1, 1929, Page 1, Column 8. Reily, Willie April 23, 1904 ; Accidentally shot by Nice Howard ; Witnesses:  Sallie Boyd, Mimi Davis ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  J. Kuhn, O. Dunn, H. Risher, P.A. Cook, Askin Robinson Rial, Frank R. February 25, 1929 ; Suicide by shooting ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Thos. H. Mulhearn, D.L. Roper, F.X. Cline, P.S. Mulhearn, E.S. Trippe Monroe News-Star, February 25, 1929, Page 1, Column 1. Monroe News-Star, February 26, 1929, Page 11, Column 1. Richson, Frank March 21, 1876 ; Fell from a boat and drowned in Youngs Bayou while drunk ; Star Austin Plantation ; Witness:  Fanny Beates ; Wm. Thomas, Coroner ; Others Mentioned:  Andrew Washington, Henry James, Hardy Sneed, Richard Carter, Bery Epinette, Jules Emmercoye Righteous, John August 5, 1879 ; Self-inflicted knife wound while climbing a fence.  Stabbed in the stomach ; Witness:  Lewis ; Joseph W. Locke, Coroner ; T.R. Richardson, M.D.  Note: newspaper article refers to him as John Ritghons. Ouachita Telegraph, August 8, 1879 ; Page 3, Column 3. Rivers, George W. July 1, 1926 ; Fell twenty feet and fractured his skull ; Sterlington, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  J.B. Mangham, Ed. Lightfoot, Pat Mason, Jno. R. Gorton Monroe News-Star, July 2, 1926, Page 1, Column 4. Roberts, George July 26, 1921 ; Drowned ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  T.A. Grant, Fred R. Mitchell, J.B. Mitchell, W.L. Mitchell, N.S. Upton Monroe News-Star, July 26, 1921, Page 1, Column 1. Monroe News-Star, July 27, 1921, Page 1, Column 1. Roberts, W.V. September 4, 1912 ; Shot ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  T.A. Grant, Fred Pettit, J.J. Webb, R. Rinehart, A.T. Clark Monroe News-Star, September 4, 1912, Page 1, Column 3. Robertson, George W. January 30, 1875 ; Pistol wound in the head ; D.A. Breard Field ; Witnesses:  Theo Benoit, J. Smith ; W. Thomas, Coroner Ouachita Telegraph, February 5, 1875, Page 3, Column 2. Robinson, Emily February 11, 1879 ; Poisoned or strangled by Rufus Davis ; Back of Copley Field in West Monroe, LA ; Witnesses:  Lucy Johnson, Irene Affers, Johnson Cooper, Washington Franklin ; J.W. Faulk, Coroner ; Jury:  David Johnson, Henry Johnson, E. Richards, E. Jenkins Robinson, John May 8, 1875 ; Accidental drowning ; Larfoche Mills ; Witness:  D.C. Gibson ; A.J. Fergusen and Wm. Thomas, Coroners ; Others Mentioned:  Titus Hill, Charles Williams, Henry Crawford, John Wesley, Julius Emmeroy (Clerk) Rogers, Sam July 19, 1879 ; Knife wound inflicted by John Glover ; Ouachita Parish ; Witnesses:  John Adams, Andy Reddick, Lewis Reddick ; J.N. Fuller, M.D. ; Jury:  W. Dunn, Charles Wilder, Thomas Shunk, James Roberts

Rona

July 28, 1924 ; Stabbed by Grene Young ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  W.B. Corry, Milton Coverdale, T. Grant, J.C. Linder, P.S. Mulhearn Saltzman, Frank March 6, 1925 ; Acute heart failure ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Milton Coverdale, H.L. Mashaw, W.E. Haughtery, L.V. Tarver, D.L. Roper Monroe News-Star, March 6, 1925, Page 1, Column 4. Monroe News-Star, March 7, 1925, Page 5, Column 3. Samford, M.M. October 18, 1909 ; Ran over by a train while drunk ; Calhoun, LA ; N.G. Watson, Justice of the Peace ; Jury:  J.P. Roan, H.L. Eubank, J.W. Holton, C.M. Grisham, G.S. Woodall  Note:  Newspaper article refers to him as Marshall Standford. Monroe News-Star, October 19, 1909, Page 8, Column 2. Sanders, Robert August 2, 1866 ; Old Age ; town of Monroe ; Mr. McCormick, Coroner Sanford, A.T. August 18, 1904 ; Gunshot wound caused by Jas. E. Averitt ; Calhoun, LA ; Witnesses:  C.M. Grisham, L.H. Percy and H.Q. Green ; N.G. Watson, Justice of the Peace Richland Beacon News, August 27, 1904, Page 1, Column 2. Sanford, Albert March 12, 1878 ; Shot seventeen times by unknown persons ; One mile from D.B. Sanford place near Logtown ; Witnesses:  Mr. Sanford and Billy Williams ; Jason M. Anderson, Coroner Ouachita Telegraph, March 8, 1878, Page 3, Column 1. Sanford, S.F. August 18, 1904 ; Gunshot wound inflicted by Jas. E. Averett ; Calhoun, LA ; N.G. Watson, Coroner ; Jury:  C.M. Grisham, L.H. Peroy, H. Green, M. Hay Richland Beacon News, August 27, 1904, Page 1, Column 2. Saulter, William July 31, 1866 ; Apoplexy ; Monroe, LA ; J.H. McCormick, Coroner ; Jury:  G.L. Summers, Robt. Endom, Benj. Rolfe, Wm. H. Smith, Robert H. Dinkgrave ; Others:  Dr. J.B. Powell examined the body, Jos. M. Sweeny Ouachita Telegraph, August 2, 1866, Page 2, Column 5. Saunders, Robt. Aug. 21, 1866 ; Old Age and Disease ; Monroe, LA ; Jos. H. McCormick, Coroner ; Jury:  G.W. McFee, Samuel Gerson, H (?), J.L. Hunsicker, J.G. Sanders Scott, Dave June 17, 1906 ; Shot by unknown person ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  Wm. Cade, L.L. Hardage, Ben J. Wilson, Jim Baker, Jno. Turner The New Orleans Times Democrat, June 19, 1906, Page 11, Column 3 Scott, Henry February 17, 1918 ; Stabbed in the jugular vein by Hezikiah Wade ; Swartz, LA ; Witnesses:  Gilbert Lewis, Boyd Gipson, Stranger Cook, Sheriff Arthur Grant ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  H. Dichard, A. Donnell, B.W. Jackson, L.H. Barton Monroe News-Star, February 18, 1918, Page 1, Column 6. Scott, Tom January 4, 1927 ; Shot by Narcissus Wade and ruled justifiable homicide ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Clyde Mitchel, Fred Pettit, L.H. Henderson, Frank Pettit, D.L. Roper Monroe News-Star, January 4, 1927, Page 1, Column 5. Scully, Jas. July 5, 1909 ; Natural causes ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  W.V. Roberts, C.E. Averett, R.L. Rinehart, J.S. Jarman, Bob Smith The News-Star, July 7, 1909, page 5, Column 2 Semansky, Phil January 10, 1905 ; Shot by Jewel J. Webb ; Witnesses:  Percy Duncan, Jessie Ross, Adele Hasse, Clara Ward, Ethel Turner, Florence Lee, Hansal Reed, Clarice McBride ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  Nick Ramsey, H. Abram, A.A. McCandlen, Ellis Pettit, J.S. Kilborne ; Others mentioned:  Jack Kirkman, Geo. Hancock Vicksburg Herald, December 28, 1904, Page 1, Column 2 The Weekly (Shreveport) Caucasian, January 5, 1905, Page 2, Column 2 Sharper, Willie July 29, 1926 ; Electrocuted by a charged chain September 2, 1923 ; Ouachita Parish M.P. Depot ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Robt. Faulk, H. Webb, George Hooker The News-Star, September 3, 1923, Page 6, Column 3 Shelby, E.F.  (A.L.) September 21, 1908 ; Shot by T.O. Wilder ; West Monroe, LA ; Witnesses:  Herman M. McGuin, S.E. Reagan ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  J.L. Russ, Dick Whelis, Myatt McClendon, Hy Hamilton ; T.E. Reagen The Shreveport Times, September 22, 1908, Page 6, Column 4 Shelton, Dow August 7, 1874 ; Pistol shot by W.A. Howard ; Dow Shelton Place ; Witness:  Lee Toran ; Wm. Thomas, Coroner ; Jury:  Titus Heill, Charley Williams, Richard Majors, Anthony H?, S.W. Wood Ouachita Telegraph, August 14, 1874, Page 2, Column 6. Sherman, Jesse August 29, 1876 ; Gunshot wound by Dick Briggs in self defense ; Ouachita Parish ; Witnesses:  Adam Fountain, Peter Gowen ; Jury:  Joseph Gadson, John Osborn, Burrell McCoy, Jas. Young, Paul Stephens Sherrod, Sallie April 7, 1873 ; Measles ; Youngs Bayou ; Witnesses:  George Bradshaw, Rosa Maxwell, Susan Frazier ; Wm. Thomas, Coroner ; Others Mentioned:  W.T. Southard, Moses Harvey, Jack Kemp, Abram Harrison, Jordan Watson, Dr. W.M. Deason, Mr. Atkins, Clerk Shutte, Frank June 13, 1877 ; Drowned ; Ouachita River, one mile below the mouth of Bayou Darbone ; Witness:  Frank Rogers ; L.W. Surghnor, Coroner ; S.C. Murphy, M.D. Simmons, Dr. Jno. T. April 13, 1867 ; Concussion from steam escaping from the boiler of the ferry boat ; H.M. McCormick, Coroner Ouachita Telegraph, April 18, 1867, Page 2, Columns 2 and 5. Simpson, J.M. September 7, 1927 ; Shot by Luther Johnson ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. May, Coroner ; Jury:  M. Coverdale, D. Husch, D.L. Roper, Earnest Watson, Clyde Mitchell The Monroe News-Star September 7, 1927, Page 1, Column 4. Singleton, Gus July 28, 1926 ; Pulmonary hemorrhage due to tuberculosis ; Near Monroe, LA ; Thomas E. Wright, Coroner ; Jury:  C. Phillips, H.L. Woods, W.L. Meek, D. Roper, O.J. Baldwin Skinner, W. Albert January 26, 1910 ; Suicide by shooting ; Witnesses:  Laz Parker, W.G. Lacey, A.J. Thomas ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  L.H. Krogmire ; H. McBride ; Dick Green, T.G. Watkins, R.E. Heap Monroe News-Star, January 26, 1910, Page 1, Column 6. Monroe News-Star, January 31, 1910, Page 3, Column 2. Smith, Anthony January 24, 1876 ; Drowned ; Wm. Thomas, Coroner Ouachita Telegraph, January 14, 1876, Page 2, Column 2. Ouachita Telegraph, January 28, 1878, Page 2, Column 3. Ouachita Telegraph, March 3, 1876, Page 2, Column 4. Smith, Frank March 14, 1906 ; Killed by G. Butler ; Found in the Ouachita River ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  A.M. Grayson, F. Sheets, J.R. Forrest, F.M. Streitenberger, E. Greene Smith, Ike May 23, 1882 ; Drowned ; Ouachita River at the foot of Calypso Street ; Witnesses:  None ; D.B. Trousdale, Justice of the Peace Ouachita Telegraph, May 20, 1882, Page 3, Column 1. Smith, Will July 28, 1927 ; Hit in the head by G.H. Griffin ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  D. Hirsch, D.L. Roper, W.E. Jones, F. Childers Monroe News-Star, July 28, 1927, Page 6, Column 3. Sprauling, Jno. February 16, 1910 ; Hit by a train ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  W.J. Faulk, J. Dewault, Mr. Lusk, H.L. Fiquette Sprawlins, Mr. July 2, 1912 ; Shot by Stillman Allen ; Monroe Grocer Company Office, Monroe, LA ; Witnesses:  H.R. Speed, W.M. Washburn, J.C. Washburn ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  R. O’Donnell, F.L. Pettit, Jonas Selig, T.A. Grant, P.S. MulhearnNote:  newspaper refers to him as Albert Spaudling. Monroe News-Star, July 2, 1912, Page 1, Column 6. Stamper, W.C. January 10, 1877 ; Accidentally shot himself ; Trenton, LA, below Pargoud’s upper place ; Witnesses:  A.J. Raburn ; Strother Dickerson ; Charles Legnoski, Coroner Ouachita Telegraph, January 12, 1877, Page 3, Columns 1and 3. Stanberry, Jim June 6, 1925 ; Hit in the head with a wrench by Baltimore Wilson ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  D.T. Miles, P.S.Mulhearn, Sidney Stroud, W.C. Faulk, W.B. Corry Monroe News-Star, June 6, 1925, Page 1, Column 3. Staples, Henry August 22, 1909 ; Shot by C.D. Newman and ruled justifiable ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  O. Miller, J.E. Connaughton, A. Hodges, C.H. Goodwan, O.P. Slack The News-Star, August 23, 1909, Page 1, Column 2 Stephens, Alex March 30, 1919 ; Stabbed by Frank Sloan ; Cobb Lumber Company, Ouachita Parish ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Milton Coverdale, D.L. Roper, C.F. Johnson, C. Scharf, M. Powell Monroe News-Star, March 31, 1919, Page 1, Column 1. Sterison (?), Jarrett October 29, 1870 ; Blows received from Andy Love and Thomas Caldwell ; White’s Place ; Witnesses:  Wiley Sampson, S.T. Sampson, S. Baker, Gracy Sterison ; Charles Delery Ouachita Telegraph, November 26, 1870, Page 2, Column 1 Stevens, James “Jim” January 9, 1895 ; Fell from a steamboat loading platform and struck his head. ; Wharfboat, Monroe, LA ; Witnesses:  P.D. McCabe, Holmes Dunmore ; R.H. Endom, Justice of the Peace and Acting Coroner ; Jury:  C.B. Johnston, S.M. Seal, John T.G. Gladden, Ed. Benoit, D. Trousdale New Orleans Times-Democrat, January 10, 1895, page 8, Column 2 Stewart, Stanley S. October 7, 1927 ; Fell from the 2nd story window of the Hotel Virginia ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  W. Biedenharn, H.D. Apgar, F.C. Thomas, F.C. Peters, Chas. E. Johnson Monroe News-Star, October 7, 1927, Page 1, Column 1. Stokes, Charles November 4, 1907 ; Ran over by a V.S.&P. train going west. ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  T.A. Logan, H.O. Atkinson, J.W. Dewault, Hy Conrad, D.H. Weaver The Shreveport Times, November 5, 1907, Page 1, Column 2 Stout, James September 5, 1876 ; Boiler explosion on the steamer Timmy Baker ; Trenton, LA ; Thos. M. Morris, Justice of the Peace ; Jury:  Jno. E. Morris, M.J. Duty, Mr. Howard, R.F. Bynum, Robt. W. McClendon Strange, Robert Corby March 25, 1918 ; Ran over by a streetcar ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  R. O’Donnell, H.H. Blanks, J.W. Swayze, Clayton Johnson, C.E. Fauntleroy, F.A. Blanks Note:  The streetcar was operated by G.M. Plummer. (Newspaper article gives the last name as Strong) Monroe News-Star, March 24, 1918, Page 1, Column 4. Strim, Willie August 25, 1925 ; Shot by Lewis Long ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Geo. Fleming, J.W. Martin, R.W. Williams, Milton Coverdale, W.A. Lenard

Monroe News-Star, August 26, 1925, Page 1, Column 6.

Monroe News-Star, October 19, 1925, Page 1, Column 3. Sturdivant, Joe February 27, 1914 ; rupture of an artery as a result of a blow to the left side of the head by Tom Sturdivant ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  G.R. Allen, L.E. King, J. Thomas, T.A. Grant Monroe News-Star, February 27, 1914, Page 1, Column 1. Sullivan, D. December 9, 1907 ; Shot by Wm. Jones and Ed Jones ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  H.P. Marks, C.E. FauntLaRoy, J.M. Turnley, C. Steward, Arthur Thomas Tag, Mose December 21, 1895 ; Witnesses:  None ; P. Howard, Justice of the Peace ; Cilladden, Clerk Taylor, Dink April 11, 1879 ; Chills and high fever with congestion of the lungs ; Colea Bend near Cuba, LA at the W.C. Morris place ; Witnesses:  Peter Reed, John S. Carl, John M. Gayne, J.S. Curll ; Austin Green, Clerk ; James M. Anderson, Justice of the Peace ; M.L. Bowman, M.D.  Note:  Daughter of Mrs. Kate Taylor. Thomas, Dinkie January 17, 1925 ; Stabbed by Ben Thomas ; Corgos, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Milton Coverdale, C.E. Burdette, M.J. Pittman, Ponsfeld Cause?, _____ Culpepper Monroe News-Star, January 19, 1925, Page 1, Column 8. Thomas, Jim December 19, 1929 ; Shot ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  J. Norman Coon, J.H. Mulhearn, J.D. Busby, F.A. Coon, L.V. Tarver Monroe News-Star, December 19, 1929, Page 12, Column 5. Monroe Morning World, December 19, 1929, Page 2, Column 2.

Thomas, Mildred

May 30, 1927 ; Raped and murdered by Vernon Scruggs ; Monroe ,LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  W.E. Jones, L. Roper, Milton Coverdale, Earnest Watson, T.E. Wright

Monroe News-Star, May 28, 1927, Page 1, Column 8 Monroe News-Star, May 30, 1927, Page 1, Column 8 Ouachita Citizen, June 2, 1927, Page 1, Column 1 Monroe News-Star, June 8, 1927, Page 1, Column 8 Ouachita Citizen, June 9, 1927, Page 1, Column 4 Ouachita Citizen, July 7, 1927, Page 1, Column 6 Ouachita Citizen, July 14, 1927, Page 1, Column 6 Ouachita Citizen, July 21, 1927, Page 1, Column 3 Ouachita Citizen, January 19, 1928, Page 1, Column 2 Ouachita Citizen, April 19, 1928, Page 1, Column 5 Ouachita Citizen, September 20, 1928, Page 1, Column 4 Ouachita Citizen, October 25, 1928, Page 1, Column 4 Thomas, Noah November 3, 1926 ; Struck by a train ; Monroe Rail yards ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  P.W. Boyce, H. McCrea, Jas. T. Cooper, E.P. Morgan, W.D. Edwards Monroe News-Star, November 3, 1926, Page 1, Column 4. Thompson, Ed April 27, 1895 ; Shot by Lige Wilson in the head accidentally ; Four miles from town ; Witness:  Willie Wilson (brother of Lige) ; Robert H. Endom, Coroner ; Signed the report:  T. E. Robbins, A. Mitchell, W.P. Palmer, E.R. Mading, Charles H. Ross The New Orleans Times Picayune, April 28, 1895, Page 12, Column 3 Thompson, V.A. November 18, 1926 ; Hit by a train ; 6th street Railroad crossing, Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  D.L. Roper, G.K. Godwin, D.L. Frost, Leo M. Bres, R.E. McLeod

Monroe News-Star, November 18, 1926, Page 1, Column 8.

Monroe News-Star, November 19, 1926, Page 8, Column 3. Ticheli, Alphonzine August 16, 1901 ; Run over by a bus driven by Nelson Yarborough ; Witnesses:  W.H. Thomas, Mrs. J.F. Wetzel ; Dr. G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  J.E. Hanna, J. Kaliski, D.W. Faulk, J.F. Wetzel, W.N. Faulk ; Note:  Ruled Criminal Negligence The Farmerville Gazette, June 5, 1901, Page 3, Column 4 Tolbird, Jim March 28, 1928 ; Acute alcoholic poisoning ; Lapine, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  J.W. Standley, W.B. Thomas, ? Simpson, J.E. Rutledge, D.L. Roper Monroe News-Star, February 6, 1928, Page 1, Column 8. Ouachita Citizen, February 9, 1928, Page 1, Column 3. Tompkins, S.A. June 8, 1921 ; hit on the left side of the head with a blunt instrument by persons unknown ; R. McDonnell, Coroner ; Jury:  W. Beck, Lee Lemle, W.C. Faulk, Clarence Weaks Monroe News-Star, June 7, 1921, Page 1, Column 1. Monroe News-Star, June 8, 1921, Page 1, Column 1. Tullos, D. October 26, 1927 ; accidental self inflicted gunshot wound ; West Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  D.L. Roper, Clyde Mitchell, J.N. Rogers Monroe News-Star, October 27, 1927, Page 1, Column 1. Turner, Archie July 3, 1929 ; Cause of death is undetermined ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Milton Coverdale, D.L. Roper, G.O. Dorsy, Chris Phillips, J.G. Tousinare Monroe News-Star, July 4, 1929, Page 14, Column 1. Turner, Jessie November 20, 1928 ; Shot ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Lester McLain, W.A. Lenard, C.H. Young, L.B. Pet   ?  Turner, John Allen November 14, 1882 ; Fell off of a float in a parade and was run over by the float.  Broken neck ; Witnesses:  George Payne, Wm. A. O’Kelly, B.J. Knox, and James H. Cox ; S.C. Murphy M.D., Coroner ; Austin Green, Clerk Monroe Bulletin, November 15, 1882, Page 3, Column 1. Twilley, George September 15, 1906 ; self-inflicted knife wound ; Ouachita Parish ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  Chas. Stevens, Wm. Wunsch, Wm. Bynum, Sr., Ben Herschman, F.C. Peters. The Vicksburg Herald, March 3, 1906, Page 1, Column 3 The Shreveport Times, March 3, 1906, Page 5, Column 4 Unknown Male May 11, 1866 ; Drowned ; Near Monroe, LA at Black Bayou ; Witnesses;  None ; L.W. Surghnor, Coroner ; J.H. McCormick, M.D. Unknown African-American Male October 3, 1866 ; Fell from the steamer Idahoe and drowned in the Ouachita River ; Jos. H. McCormick, Coroner ; Jury:  A. Madden, J. Cavelry, T.A. Flournoy, J.B. Puckett, J.B. Robinson Unknown Male January 11, 1867 ; Drowned ; Witnesses:  None ; J.H. McCormick, Coroner Unknown Male April 21, 1868 ; Shot or stabbed by persons unknown ; Bayou Chenier ; Thom. Simpson, Justice of the Peace ; Others mentioned:  B.D. Sheppard, J.O. Porter Louisiana Intelligencer, April 22, 1868, Page 1, Column 5. Ouachita Telegraph, April 22, 1868, Page 2, Column 3. Unknown Mulatto Male May 10, 1873 ; Drowned in the Ouachita River ; Wm. Thomas, Coroner ; Jury:  W.F. Southard, D.H. Brewster, A. Booknower, Allen James, Jas. Brewster ; Others Mentioned:  W.M. Deason, examined the body. Unknown Male October 21, 1873 ; Natural causes, intemperance and exposure ; Mr. Simms’ Backyard ; Witnesses:  Andrew Smith, Thomas O’Bryan, B.L. Simms ; William Thomas, Coroner ; Jury:  J.L. Graves, D. Hill, W. Gilmoore (?), F.W. Barrington, W.F. Southard ; Others mentioned:  T.N. Meagher, examining doctor Ouachita Telegraph, October 24, 1873, Page 3, Column 1. Unknown

October 31, 1873 ; Intermittent chills and fever as a result of poverty and exposure ; Roadside one and a half miles from Trenton on the Claiborne Road.  ; R.J.  Wheaton, Acting Coroner ; D.H. Key, M.D. ; A.J. Wheaton, Justice of the Peace

Unknown White Male January 31, 1876 ; Heavy blow across the forehead by persons unknown ; Buckhorn Plantation five miles below Monroe ; Witnesses:  None ; William Thomas, Coroner Unknown African-American Male March 19, 1877 ; Drowned ; River opposite Lazar’s Plantation ; Witnesses:  J.H. McGinnis, Early Armond ; S.C. Murphy and L.W. Surghnor, Coroners ; Others Mentioned:  John Bell (Deputy Clerk), Newton Smith, G.W. Bailey, W.R. Vinson, T.T. Bell, I. Barr Unknown African-American Male April 3, 1879 ; Drowned ; Ouachita River, two miles below Monroe, LA ; Witnesses:  S. Meyer, P. Leonard (who found the body), Jury:  R.H. Endom, J.K. Stewart, F.E. Rauxet, K. Jacobs ; Note:  A key found on the body is enclosed with the report. Unknown African-American Male May 19, 1880 ; Drowned ; 6 miles below Monroe on the River ; Witness:  Jerry Rogers ; S.C. Murphy, Coroner   Note:  5’8” tall. Ouachita Telegraph, May 28, 1880, Page 3, Columns 1 & 2. Unknown March 17, 1885 ; Ran over by a freight train ; Three and a half to four miles east of Monroe ; C.C. Cage, Coroner Monroe Bulletin, March 25, 1885, Page 3, Column 1. Unknown African-American Male March 21, 1905 ; Hit by a west bound train ; near Chenier, LA ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  G.B. Cooley, J.E. Peters, Wm. Wunsch, ___ Kinderman, F. Peters Unknown White Male July 5, 1906 ; Struck by the W.K. Extra 342 (Train?) ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  R.L. Raye, Chas. Hamaker, J.S. Reed, Pat O’Reilly, Aby Hopkins Unknown White Male June 24, 1907 ; Drowned ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  W.C. Faulk, F.J. Stokes, R.S. Edwards, E. Womack The Shreveport Times, June 26, 1907, Page 5, Column 4 The Shreveport Times, June 27, 1907, Page 3, Column 4 Unknown African-American Male (possibly lynched) April 11, 1908 ; Drowned by unknown persons ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  F.C. Peters, C.E. Faulk, J.E. Ethridge, M.J. Moore, M.L. Mecom The Shreveport Times, April 12, 1908, Page 6, Column 4 Unknown White Male April 1, 1909 ; Killed by J.C. Bres ; Logtown, LA ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  O.A. Hill, R.R. Cann, E.M. Grantham, R.J. Faulk, A.J. Renaud Richland Beacon News, May 29, 1909, Page 1, Column 2. Unknown African-American Boy February 11, 1910 ; Hit by a train ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  F.C. Peters, Emmett Womach, Wm. Wunsch, Alex Nawadray, Stephen Barbery Unknown Male November 12, 1910 ; Burned in a hay house ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  Frank Barnes, J.E. Janes, Wm. Ruffin, E.W. Scott, Frank Brodie Monroe News-Star, November 12, 1910, Page 8, Column 6. The Alexandria Town Talk, November 14, 1910, Page 3, Column 3 Unknown White Male April 18, 1913 ; Gunshot wound in the left side of the neck by parties unknown ; In the Ouachita River, twelve miles north of Marion, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  T.A. Grant, T.C. Briese, Richard Robinson, George McGee Note:  A large iron weight was tied to his neck. Monroe News-Star, April 18, 1913, Page 1, Column 5. Unknown African-American Male April 6, 1914 ; Drowned ; Jury:  J. Faulk, W. Faulk, T.A. Grant, Mr. Womack, W. Everett Unknown

July 25, 1914 ; Shot in the neck by Sheriff Jack Peters ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  S.D. Carson, George Rigg, B.L. Fisher, J.D. McGaughy, R.M. O’Donnell

Monroe News-Star, July 27, 1914, Page 1, Column 5.

Unknown White Male

July 31, 1914 ; Unknown cause of death ; Sicard, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  R. Mowen, J.N. Walker, C.E. Wordy, V.J. Funderburk, J.S. Hare

Unknown African-American Male

June 14, 1916 ; Shot in the chest by Officer Thomas McElver ; V.S.&P. and I.M. Train crossing at Monroe, LA ; Witness:  P. Awls ; W. O’Donnell, Coroner ; Jury:  C.R. Lidwell, W.T. Bock, F. Ferringston, C.W. Ware Monroe News-Star, June 14, 1916, Page 8, Column 3. Unknown African-American Female August 8, 1920 ; Possible poisoned drugs ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Sam Wolfe, Earl L. McHenry, J.P. Parker, A.P. Cobb Unknown African-American Male August 8, 1920 ; struck by T.M. Trace  ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Sam Wolfe, Earl L. McHenry, J.P. Parker, A.P. Cobb Monroe News-Star, August 7, 1920, Page 1, Column 3. Unknown African-American Male April 16, 1925 ; Shot by L.S. Tidles, L.S. Tidles Store ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  J.D. Meredith, G. Surguine, Mr. Pettit, L.D. Rogers, D.L. Roper Note:  newspaper article identifies the person as Dave Howard and the store owner as W.S. Fiddler. Monroe News-Star, April 17, 1925, Page 1, Column 6. Unknown White Infant September 27, 1925 ; Probable suffocation ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  H.B. Parker, Frank Pettit, Doc Rogers, G. Surguine, Gus Kuhn Unknown March 12, 1928 ; #298 train derailment ; J.M. Webb, Coroner ; Jury:  F.A. Coon, G.W. McCranie, J.N. Coon, W.C. Johnson, R. Griggs Unknown Baby November 20, 1928 ; unknown cause of death ; Hasley Cemetery ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  J.R. Johnston, J.B. McGuire, R.H. Rogers, H.M. McGuire, B.L. Rogers Unknown White Male November 20, 1928 ; Burned to death ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  E. Lawer, H.B. Parker, L.H. Hagen, D.L. Roper, E. Harper Walker, Isaac October 27, 1878 ; Knife wound inflicted by Hope Jones in self defense ; Limerick Plantation ; Witnesses:  Randolph Phillips, Columbus Kennedy ;  Jury:  Columbus Kennedy, Caleb Jones, Harrison Butler, S. Dickerson, Eli Miles Ouachita Telegraph, November 1, 1878, Page 3, Column 1. Wallace, Joe September 19, 1925 ; Shot by Lizzie King ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  G.T. Frazier, O.C. Dawkins, Jr., Clyde Mitchell, J.D. Meredith

Monroe News-Star, September 21, 1925, Page 1, Column 4.

Wallace, P.J. October 11, 1926 ; Hit by train #116 while in an auto ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  R.E. Davis, A.J. Pryor, Pat Mason, C.R. Hazel Monroe News-Star, October 11, 1926, Page 1, Column 8. Monroe News-Star, October 12, 1926, Page 5, Column 4. Ouachita Citizen, October 14, 1926, Page 1, Column 3. Ward, Elizabeth October 23, 1879 ; Stabbed ; Choudrant bridge ; R.L. Brooks, Coroner ; Austin Green, Clerk ; G.M. Bolton, Justice of the Peace ; Jury:  John H. Milling, W.H. Fountain, M. Smith, G.W. McCormick Ouachita Telegraph, October 17, 1879, Page 3, Column 1. Ouachita Telegraph, October 31, 1879, Page 3, Column 2. Ward, Jensie (Referred to as Mary Fletcher in the News-Star) February 14, 1910 ; Gunshot wound inflicted by Jonas Wright, Witnesses:  Elijah May and Constance Barrington ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  A.J. Tatum, R.C. Hamilton, R.J. Castles, Y.A. Roberts The News Star, February 15, 1910, Page 5, Column 1 Waruke, Oscar May 29, 1926 ; Boiler explosion at Fairbanks well No. 3. ; Swartz, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Irving Wolff, M.F. Beck, T.M. Tierney, F.A. Coon Watkins, Cephas October 21, 1875 ; Philips Plantation ; Isaac Hand, Jacob Jones ; William Thomas, Coroner Watson, Kitty Ann November 13, 1909 ; Gunshot wound by unknown person ; Monroe, LA ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  J. Handy, R.C. Sparks, B.B. Handy. Richland Beacon News, November 20, 1909, Page 1, Column 3. Watson, Louise February 16, 1914 ; Pistol shot wound inflicted by Norris Watson ; Witnesses:  R.E. Haap, Julie Johnston, James Johnston, ______ Beaman ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  J. Faulk, W.H. Shipp, E.S. Oliver  Note:  newspaper articles identify her as Louise Cranton. Monroe News-Star, February 16, 1914, Page 8, Column 6. Watson, Norris March 30, 1914 ; Shot by Deputy Sheriff Grant and Thos. McElwell ; Witnesses:  T.A. Gaut, Jessie Mitchell, John Flowers ; Jury:  R. McDonnell, J. Fox, D. Haas, Wm. Schulze Monroe News-Star, March 30, 1914, Page 1, Column 6. Monroe News-Star, March 31, 1914, Page 6, Column 4. Wells, Walter P. November 24, 1928 ; Ran over by a Missouri Pacific train ; Witnesses:  Joe Evans, R.J. Ragland ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Thos. Mulhearn, P.S. Mulhearn, H.H. Brinsmode, P.H. Witt, B.J. Gordon Monroe News-Star, November 23, 1928, Page 1, Column 7. Monroe News-Star, November 24, 1928, Page 1, Column 7. Monroe News-Star, November 26, 1928, Page 1, Column 7. Monroe News-Star, November 27, 1928, Page 9, Column 2. Monroe News-Star, November 29, 1928, Page 10, Column 1. Wentworth, William P. December 21, 1875 ; Alcoholism ; Trenton, LA ; Witness:  M.H. Parker ; Wm. Thomas, Coroner Wesley, B.M. October 3, 1885 ; Shot by R.F. Clem with a double barrel shotgun ; West Monroe, LA ; Witnesses:  Anthony Carroll, J.S. Curl, Ellie Wheatley, Dick Walker, Seth Wheatley, Ann Beck, Mattie Wesley ; C.H. Trousdale, Justice of the Peace and Acting Coroner ; Jury:  Frank Q. Dinkgrave, W.R. Manning, David Williams, D.K. Kennedy, Henry Jamisson ; Others Mentioned:  Mr. McClain, Ben Rohling and Charles Schelinger Ouachita Telegraph, October 3, 1885, Page 3, Column 1. Monroe Bulletin, October 7, 1885, Page 3, Column 4. White, J.M. June 20, 1929 ; Shot accidentally by Dawson Phillips ; Wham, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Milton Coverdale, F. Ferguson, D.L. Roper, W.D. Carson, J.D. Murphy Monroe News-Star, June 21, 1929, Page 1, Column 2. Whitfield, Richard August 18, 1901 ; Shot by Burrell Brandon ; Monroe, LA ; Jury:  B.A. Trousdale, W.B. Mangham, Sydney Moore, M.J. Masingill, A. Mitchell Williams, Annie May 3, 1909 ; Hit on the left side of the head and shoulders with a blunt instrument and thrown in Cypress Brake ; Cheney Lumber Company Plant six miles from the courthouse ; R.W. McClendon, Coroner ; Jury:  J.C. Mix, F.P. Hamersly, Martin Rowold, J.C. Keller, F.J. Cossmann Williams, Ben July 6, 1893 ; Shot by persons unknown ; Witnesses:  Francis Moon, Mary McGraw, P.W. McKittrick, Jno. Richardson ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  Jn. Garretson, R.S. Walker, R.R. Ross, C.K. Parker, P.W. Hilton ; Others mentioned:  J.J. Jackson Williams, Ben July 28, 1926 ; Cerebral hemorrhage or apoplexy ; Thos. Wright, Coroner ; Jury:  W. Wunch, Russell Page, W.M. Smith, Albert Page, Steward Smith Williams, Charley March 30, 1873 ; Fell overboard and struck in the head by a paddle wheel. ; Monroe, LA ; Witnesses:  Nick Johnson, ________ Jackson, Davis Burrell ; William Thomas, Coroner ; Jury:  J.L. Nelson, Henry W. Burrell, Henry Webster, Wm. Manis, H. Jackson ; Others mentioned:  Dr. W.W. Deason, examining physician Ouachita Telegraph, April 5, 1873, Page 3, Column 3. Williams, Claude April 22, 1918 ; Hung and shot by parties unknown ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  E.N. Faulk, H.E. Dickard, Al Brown, R.W. McClendon, F.W. Grant Monroe News-Star, April 22, 1918, Page 1, Column 1. Williams, Dennie January 19, 1924 ; Pistol shot by (?) Blakely ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Fred Mitchell, E.E. Pritchett, P.R. Lee, Edwin Wright Williams, Frank January 19, 1890 ; Pistol shot by Alex Sewell ; Hennings Mill, two miles above Monroe, LA ; Witnesses:  Louis Minters, Lucind Williams, Texas Minters ; C. Hilton, Coroner ; Jury:  Geo. Ezelius, Frank Ezelius, Louis Baur, W.E. McCormick, Guy Hostern Williams, George September 4, 1879 ; Hung (Lynched) ; Fluker Plantation Island in Ouachita Parish ; Witnesses:  W.C. Tidwell, W.S. Rhodes ; J.M. Larke and Frank Levy, Coroners ; A. Green, Clerk  Note:  He had been arrested on August 31st for making threats against a Mr. Tidwell at Eaton Logwood’s Place. Williams, Ike October 28, 1882 ; Accidentally shot by Mr. Leyens, Witnesses:  Aleck Stewart, Eliza Holmes, Boston Stewart, Albert Levi, Henry Leyens ; Jury:  R.B. Vinson, W.Z. Taylor, Saml. Kuhn, J.R. Richardson, Charley B. Murphy ; Note:  Mr. Weil owned the store they were in. Monroe Bulletin, November 1, 1882, Page 3, Column 1. Williams, J.J. January 10, 1911 ; Hit by streetcar #17, Riverside line ; Monroe, LA ; Witness:  W.D. Anders, Motorman ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  F.C. Peters, Emmett Womack, J.F. McCormick, B. Grayson, L.P. Neal Monroe News-Star, January 10, 1911, Page 1, Column 4. Williams, Jim December 7, 1878 ; Shot in the head ; Witness:  Henry Silbernagle ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  Wm. Richardson, T. Behen, W.B. Wilton, W.P. Vinson Williams, Johnnie July 30, 1903 ; Gunshot wound inflicted by Phillip Irvin ; Witnesses:  Wm. Head, Lily Field, Bettie Haston, Eddie J. (?), Augusta Mini, Carrie Miller, _____ Allen ; Dr. G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  B.S. Moore, J. Romson, J.L. Russ, J. Jarman, J.T. Haynes Williams, Noah September 28, 1927 ; Struck by passenger train #10 ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Dr. H. Bauer, F.C. McMullen, Sr., J.M. Hammans, A.J. Cooksey, V. Cummings Monroe News-Star, September 28, 1927, Page 1, Column 5. Williams, Tom July 2, 1907 ; Shot by Emma Milton ; Witnesses:  Sarah Joe, Henrietta Ford, Frank Andrews, Wade General ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  J.B. Kays, D.A. Breard, H. Breard, Chas. Breard, T. Breard Wilson, Joseph March 23, 1919 ; Drowned ; Rilla, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  B. Oakland, Milton Coverdale, Lloyd Raburn, Sidney H. Rand, D.L. Roper Monroe News-Star, March 26, 1919, Page 1, Column 5. Wilson, M. Henry November 26, 1877 ; Shot with buckshot by unknown person ; 3 miles west of Trenton, LA ; Witnesses:  M. Wilson, Solomon Scott ; Jethro Moore, Justice of the Peace and acting Coroner ; Jury:  J.P. Murphey, Thomas McGuire, John Osborn, Lafayette Singleton, John C. Madden ; A. Green, Clerk Wilson, Sam August 11, 1909 ; Drowned ; Ouachita Parish ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  Floyd Parker, J.B. Carlton, J.E. Cagle, J.C. Bell, L.L. King Wimberly, Jno. April 6, 1914 ; Accident while riding on north bound Iron Mountain freight train ; Swartz, LA ; Witnesses:  A.H. Gladden, Shirley Edolen, H.B. Hair, Robert Ruckman ; W.P. Gray, Coroner Windberry, Lucille December 17, 1929 ; Shot by Wade McClain ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  T.H. Mulhearn, E.B. Clower, H.D. Apgar, L.V. Tarver, D.J. Bedsole Monroe News-Star, December 18, 1929, Page 1, Column 3. Monroe Morning World, December 18, 1929, Page 3, Column 4. Monroe Morning World, December 19, 1929, Page 2, Column 1. Wisner, John H. March 31, 1870 ; Shot by unknown persons ; Across from the jail in Monroe, LA ; Witnesses:  Sam Tatum and Washington Johnson  ; Charles Delery, Coroner Ouachita Telegraph, April 2, 1870, Page 2, Column 2. Witt, Robert September 1, 1925 ; Self inflicted gunshot wound or shot by Nick Ramsey ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Groves Brown, W.H. Faulk, Joe Gossett, F.L. Guerriere, W.A. Lenard Monroe News-Star, September 1, 1925, Page 1, Column 8. Monroe News-Star, September 2, 1925, Page 1, Column 8. Monroe News-Star, September 3, 1925, Page 1, Column 3. The Ouachita Citizen, September 3, 1925, Page 1, Column 5. Word, Roland April 23, 1907 ; Caught in a belt pulley ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  C.E. Averett, R.L. Rinehart, H.E. Averett, C.G. Breard, Hugh Bigger Wyatt, Amos December 6, 1881 ; Shot in neck by an unknown person ; Trenton, LA, South Wheatly Saloon ; Witnesses:  Joseph Carrol, Albert Labliss, Seth Wheatly, Isaac Smith, W.S. Whitfield ; F.M. McCormick, Coroner ; Austin Green, Clerk Yongue, Joe December 4, 1879 ; Blow to the forehead by Bob Tucker ; A.A. Gunby Plantation ; Witnesses:  R.D. Mable, John Watson, Kemp Luden, A.A. Gunby, Harriet Bowman and Field Wiley ; W.S. Rhodeo, Justice of the Peace Young, Alex December 24, 1924 ; Accidental electrocution at intersection of L and North Third streets ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  H.H. Benoit, J.M. Breard, M. Coverdale, W.B. Corry, D.L. Roper Monroe News-Star, December 6, 1924, Page 1, Column 7. Monroe News-Star, December 16, 1924, Page 7, Column 1. Young, Henry July 11, 1914 ; Shot by Herbert Thompson ; Indian Village, LA ; Witnesses:  Herman Thompson, Ernest Thompson, Waddie Finley Harrison Thompson ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  J. Heath, G. Sheppard, H.O. Taylor, E. Chambers ; Note:  Ruled justifiable Monroe News-Star, July 10, 1914, Page 6, Column 2. Young, Jane June 11, 1919 ; accidental discharge of a shotgun in the hands of “Boat” Moon ; Witness:  Ida Ford ; G. Surghnor, Coroner ; Jury:  J. Johnson, Joe Mangham, A.J. Taylor, Henry Johnson, Morris Levy, Arthur Taylor Young, Jerry August 29, 1883 ; Shot by John Black ; Near Forksville, LA ; Witnesses:  Hannah Walker, Willie Am. Jones, Stalenight Walker ; Others Mentioned:  M.W. Patrick, F.B. Nixon, J.C. Camp, J.R. Tolar, Dave Towne (?), S.N. Camp, Justice of the Peace, Austin Green, Clerk Young, Joe December 3, 1923 ; Shot by Bulard Smith ; Monroe, LA ; C.P. Gray, Coroner ; Jury:  Milton Coverdale, W.C. Faulk, D.L. Roper, J.A. Wyatt, W.B. Corry Monroe News-Star, December 3, 1923, Page 3, Column 4.

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