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William Cornelius "Connie" Giddens
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1883
Death: Apr. 28, 1919

LAREDO MAN IS KILLED...SHOOTING FOLLOWS DIFFICULTY WITH MEXICAN ON FARM....LATTER ESCAPES.
Laredo, Tex, April 28...WC Giddens, familiarly known as "Connie" Giddens, was shot and mortally wounded on the S.N. Johnson farm in South Laredo, Sunday evening. The wounded man was brought back to Laredo last night and died at 1 o'clock this morning. Giddens who was a well known mechanic of this city, was employed as a pumping foreman on the Johnson Farm and he and a Mexican boy had a quarrel, during which Giddens struck the Mexican. The boy went to his home on the ranch, procured a Winchester, returned, and fired twice, striking Giddens in the right jaw, just below the ear, and through the spine. Deceased leaves a widow and five children, besides a mother and three sisters. He was a native of Del Rio, aged 35 years, but had resided in Laredo since an infant of 5 months of age. According to reports from the scene of the shooting the Mexican swam the Rio Grande and escaped.

Additional information furnished by Shirley Deponte:

Sarah S. Giddens Stockwell said she had ten children but only six lived to adulthood.

William C. Giddens Jr. 1907-1911, Martha Laura Giddens James, 1908-1968, Emil Mabel Giddens Bain 1910-1991, William Richard Giddens-Stockwell 1911-1970, Robert Clark Giddens 1913-1921, Lillian Katherine Giddens Anderson, Walter Charles Giddens 1917-1918, and John Tarver Giddens 1918-1921.

After the death of her husband Sarah Sweetman Giddens married William E. Stockwell and had two more children: Evelyn Mae Stockwell Carey and Kathryn S. Stockwell Mott. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lawrence Giddens (1850 - 1911)
  Laura Giddens (1868 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Sweetman Stockwell (1886 - 1963)
 
 Children:
  Martha Laura Giddens James (1908 - 1968)*
  Robert Clark Giddens (1913 - 1921)*
  Lillian K Giddens Anderson (1915 - 1961)*
  Walter Charles Giddens (1917 - 1918)*
  John Tarver Giddens (1919 - 1921)*
  James Thomas Giddens (1931 - 1997)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Cornelius Giddens (1883 - 1919)
  Thomas L Giddens (1892 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laredo City Cemetery
Laredo
Webb County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Don Giddens
Record added: Nov 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43921791
William Cornelius Connie Giddens
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