|Death: ||Jan. 17, 1906|
Several records have his middle name as William - the obit below has him as Samuel M. Norvell. Also his birth date may be about 1847 not 1841.
From the Forrest City Times, Jul.2,1897-
A shooting affray, attended with possibley fatal results, occurred at Colt, yesterday about noon. Sam Norvel, a one legged ex-confederate soldier and good citizen, fired three shots into the back of Jessie Nelms, his half brother-in-law. Nelm's intimacy with Norvel's 17 year old daughter led to the shooting. Yesterday morning, at Norvel's request, a physician's investigation supported the girl's confession of her ruin, and enraged her father to the desperate deed. The tragedy occurred at the village blacksmith shop. Norvel approached his victim, and despoiler of his domestic happiness and made some short remark accusing him of his crime, and at once brought his revolver into play. The irate father's first attempt was to send a ball crushing through the brain of Nelms, but in this he failed, the weapon failed to explode; at this Nelms fled but not swift enough to escape the three shots which will possibley land him in his grave. The wounded man was attended by Dr.J. O. Rush, and at 7 o'clock this morning was still alive, but with little hopes of recovery. Nelms is about 26 years of age, married and has three children. He is under an indictment, and out on bond, for violating the age of consent law upon a young woman, who is related to him. After the shooting, Mr.Norvel came to town and surrendered to the sheriff.
Capt.Sam M.Norvell, an old and highly esteemed citizen of this county, died at his home in three miles west of Colt, on Wednesday, Jan.17,1906, of pneumonia. He was well known by a large circle of friends. He was about sixty five years of age, and leaves a wife and three children. The remains were interred at the Hughes cemetery yesterday. The Times extends its sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. Jan.19,1906-Forrest City Times Newspaper
Hugh W. Norvell 1813 – 1882
Mary Ann Glover Norvell 1822 – 1870
Mary Anne Taylor Norvell (1852 - 1936)
Margaret Elizabeth Norvell (1880 - 1914)*
Sam Blaylock Norvell (1887 - 1927)*
Hugh Norvell (1893 - 1973)*
Hughes (St. Francis County)
St. Francis County
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Originally Created by: Paul V. Isbell
Record added: Apr 15, 2008
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