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Mattie or Maymie Belle Mahoney
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Birth: 1877
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1893
Spencer County
Indiana, USA

Mattie Belle was enrolled in a girl's school in Louisville, Kentucky when a handy man caught her eye. She was seduced by this older man, Howard Clark, and she ran off with him and became pregnant. Howard Clark had a reputation for various illegal activities, but on 12 Aug 1898 he shot and killed a police officer in Louisville. The pair fled in a stolen row boat and made it as far as Spencer County, Indiana. In a bank of fog, they left the river and sought out food and supplies, while returning to the row boat, the posse caught up with them and they were killed in a hail of bullets. Howard Clark was from a well to do family and they brought his remains back to Louisville for a decent burial in the prestigious Cave Hill Cemetery. But Mattie Belle's mother refused to have anything to do with her daughter's remains. Mattie Belle was subsequently buried right where she died.

A detailed relation of this entire story is available in a book titled: Louisville Murder & Mayhem: Historic Crimes of Derby City, written by Keven McQueen, The Historic Press, 2012. Mr. McQueen has graciously given permission to use the old newspaper sketch of Mattie/Maymie from his book as an addition for this memorial page. 
Family links: 
  David Mahoney (1835 - ____)
  Florence Moore Mahoney (1856 - ____)
  Howard W Clark (1872 - 1898)
  Albert Sidney Johnson Mahoney (1877 - 1930)*
  Mattie or Maymie Belle Mahoney (1877 - 1893)
  John Mahoney (1879 - 1898)*
  David Edward Mahoney (1885 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Mattie Belle Mahoney Burial Site
Spencer County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Janet Mackey-Bodine
Record added: Nov 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120463504
Mattie or Maymie Belle Mahoney
Added by: Janet Mackey-Bodine
Mattie or Maymie Belle Mahoney
Added by: Janet Mackey-Bodine
Mattie or Maymie Belle Mahoney
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Added by: Janet Mackey-Bodine
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Poor Mattie. Another young girl brought down by a crooning sweet talking man.
 Added: Sep. 2, 2014
A sad end to a promising life.
- Keven McQueen
 Added: Dec. 19, 2013
for Mattie Belle and her child
- Janet Mackey-Bodine
 Added: Nov. 17, 2013

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