|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1869|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 1925|
Son of Robert Shannon McCartney and Charlotte Evans. Husband of Cushion Adeth Thacker McCartney.
On June 13, 1925 this article appeared on the front page of the Scioto Gazette:
CUTS THROAT RATHER THAN GO TO ASYLUM
Millard McCartney Out on Parole Visit Becomes Violent
Rather than be returned to the Athens State Hospital for the Insane, Millard McCartney, 45 Warner Avenue, slashed his throat, severing his windpipe, with a butcher knife, this morning at 6:30 o'clock, just as sheriff's officers were arriving to take him into custody. His daughter, Gladys, had a finger cut off in the struggle to keep her father from killing himself. McCartney is now in a critical condition at the City Hospital.
McCartney returned from the asylum last Tuesday and has been violent several times since, sharpening up knives, wearing them strapped to him and threatening to kill his wife and children. He became violent this morning after his wife and oldest daughter had left for work.
At 6 o'clock the sheriff's office received a call to the house and Sheriff A. D. Immell and Deputies Clyde McGee and Arthur Crago answered. When McCartney saw them arrive, he ran into the garden and began sawing his throat with the knife. The officers overpowered him and after handcuffing him to an ambulance cot, rushed him to the hospital, where Drs. L. T. and J. W. Franklin attended him. Because of his severed windpipe, the anaesthetic had to be administered through the cut throat instead of the mouth.
McCartney became violent after coming from under the anaesthetic and in spite of severe loss of blood, had to be strapped to his bed.
Millard McCartney of Warner Avenue, died at the Chillicothe Hospital Wednesday morning after having cut his throat in a fit of insanity last Saturday. He was born in Ross county 55 years ago and was the son of Robert S and Charlotte Evans McCartney. He was a member of the First U. B. church and funeral services will be held at this church at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev R A Smith officiating, with interment in Bethel cemetery. His wife, eleven children, two brothers, O. C. McCartney of this city and Austin H. McCartney, of Seymore, ILL., and one sister Mrs. Laura Smith of Urbana, ILL, survive.
Robert Shannon McCartney (1840 - 1887)
Charlotte Evans McCartney Standiford (1850 - 1919)
Cushion Adeth Thacker McCartney Brooks (1881 - 1970)*
Helen Thomas McCartney Longacre (1904 - 1986)*
Bertha Catherine McCartney Sweet (1906 - 1979)*
Gladys Chleora McCartney Cox (1907 - 1973)*
Donald Geraldine McCartney (1918 - 1918)*
Deloris Imogene McCartney (1918 - 1922)*
Miller Alfred McCartney (1869 - 1925)
Oliver Clyde McCartney (1874 - 1950)*
Created by: Penny Cox Brown
Record added: Mar 05, 2008
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