|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1907|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 1955|
W. C. Bartley passed away about 9:20 P. M. Tuesday, December 13, 1955, at the Monroe County War Memorial Hospital, where he had been rushed after he had fired a pistol shot through his head at his home about 4:45 Tuesday evening. Mr Bartley was found by his wife when she returned from milking and doing farm chores at their barn, Tuesday evening.
Mr Bartley had served as policeman in Tompkinsville for the past seven years, working in the official capacity of deputy jailer. He was 48 years of age and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs I. T. Bartley and the husband of Helen(Hagan)Bartley who survives.
Survivors:one daughter Mrs. Collins Gresham, Amarillo, Texas; two sons, Lloyd Bartley, Indianapolis,Ind., and Charles Bartley, Tompkinsville; three sisters, Mrs Reed Hammer, Mrs Flora May Curtis, and Mrs Lizzie England, all of Tompkinsville. One brother, Shadrach Bartley, Tompkinsville. Bro.M. T. Phemister officiated.
1955 Dec., Tompkinsville News: W. C. Bartley Dies Tuesday Night At Hospital
"W. C. Bartley passed away about 9:20 p. m. Tuesday, December 13. 1955, at the Monroe County War Memorial Hospital, where he had been rushed after he had fired a pistol shot through his head at his home about 4:45 Tuesday evening. Mr. Bartley was found by his wife when she returned from milking and doing farm chores at their barn Tuesday evening...
Mr. Bartley had been involved in legal complications during the past two or three days, having been arrested Sunday night and lodged in the Monroe County Jail. According to accusations and legal affidavits produced in Monroe Circuit Court and before the Monroe County Grand Jury this week, Mr. Bartley was indicted on two charges. One of the indictments charged Mr. Bartley with "attempt to commit a felony," and the second indictment was for "conspiracy to commit a felony, towit: willful murder."
According to an affidavit given by James Long, Mr Bartley had bargained with him to place dynamite under the house of County Attourney Abe Carter. On Sunday night Long was arrested after he had picked up two sticks of dynamite which had been placed on top of a rick of wood in the courthouse yard a few minutes before by Mr. Bartley..."
Ingram Thomas Bartley (1880 - 1946)
Polly Jane Hume Bartley (1870 - 1932)
Helen Hagan Bartley (1911 - 2008)
Charles Fred Bartley (1930 - 1989)*
Mary Elizabeth Bartley England (1900 - 1957)*
Flora Mae Bartley Curtis (1905 - 1999)*
William Carl Bartley (1907 - 1955)
Hettie Susan Bartley Hammer (1909 - 1971)*
Mount Gilead Church of Christ Cemetery
Maintained by: Randy Jobe
Originally Created by: Marcella Headrick
Record added: Oct 29, 2007
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