An Honest Man’s the Noblest Work of God. Pt. 1

Duffie Headstone_Findagrave

Photo taken by Monika Cantrell (for findagrave.com)

My Great Uncle Duffie was only 25 years old when he was died, the circumstances of Uncle Duffie’s death was sort of a mystery to me for many years. I knew he had been shot but didn’t know by whom or for what. I’ve heard family stories of a family member being behind his death but I didn’t and at this point I still don’t have any real proof that family member had anything to do with his murder.

While at RootsTech 2018 I stopped by the Genealogybank.com exhibit booth and was able to search on their computers and during my search I came across an article in The Macon Daily Telegraph Newspapers from 01 Jul 1923 about Uncle Duffie’s death. This was the first time I had seen anything regarding his murder. The article was a little difficult to read due to a fold in the paper. I contacted Washington Memorial Library in Macon, GA which houses The Macon Daily Telegraph archives but they had the same folded copy I had. I did some more searching this time using Newspapers.com. I   had to played around with keyword before I found another article in The Montgomery Advertiser also dated 01 Jul 1923. The article is almost identical to the one I found in The Macon Daily Telegraph. 

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Clipping from The Montgomery Advertiser Sunday, July 1, 1923 via Newspapers.com

 

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Clipping from The Montgomery Advertiser Sunday, July 1, 1923 via Newspapers.com

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Clipping from The Montgomery Advertiser Sunday, July 1, 1923 via Newspapers.com

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Clipping from The Montgomery Advertiser Sunday, July 1, 1923 via Newspapers.com

 

 I intend to continue the search for more information regarding Uncle Duffie’s murder.

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “ An Honest Man’s the Noblest Work of God. Pt. 1

  1. Wonderful to find the “rest of the story” in a newspaper article, and to find one without the fold. I found an item about the death of my 2x great grandfather in 1892 in the Montgomery Advertiser. It was also a family story that I had heard but had no details. I hope you are able to find out more.

    • taysway

      Thanks Kristin and I am glad you were able to find an article pertaining your great grandfather as well.

  2. Such a sad story! I’m glad that you were able to verify the circumstances surrounding his death.

    • taysway

      Yeah it is, I hope to find more information when I go to Alabama.

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