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Ollie Breeden Bain
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1894
Page County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1941

Daughter of James William Monroe Breeden and Lola M. Davis; married 1) James Steven Dean and 2) Eugene Peterson Bain

Special Dispatch to The Star.

Shenandoah, Va., July 11. - Page County authorities investigating the mysterious shooting hear here Sunday of Mrs. Olive Breeden Bain, former employe of the Veterans' Bureau in Washington, were conducting a search today for two important witnesses who are believed to hold the solution to the crime.

Two men - Eugene Bain, whom the man married in Covington July 4, and Edward Price, a former suitor, whom Mrs. Bain accused of firing the shot that critically wounded her - are being held for questioning.

Price surrendered to Sheriff E. L. Lucas in Luray yesterday after disclaiming any knowledge of the attack, while Bain was arrested in Harrisonburg Sunday night and is being held at the Harrisonburg Jail.

George Bain, brother-in-law of the wounded woman, and Miss Ciny Kniceley, both of whom are said to live in Covington and who arrived at Mrs. Bain's summer cottage with the bridal couple a few moments before the shooting occurred, are the air sought as witnesses in the case, police said.

The couple left Harrisonburg after Mrs. Bain had been carried to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in that town with a serious wound of the abdomen and have not been heard from since, authorities said.

Mrs. Bain was critically wounded shortly after 2 o'clock Sunday morning when she stepped out on the back porch of her cottage 15 minutes after arriving there with her husband, George Bain and Miss Kniceley. She told Sheriff Lucas and State's Attorney Lynn Walton that Price, whom she described as a rejected suitor, crawled from under the porch, shot her and fled.

Both Lucas and Walton, however, declared that they believed it a physical impossibility for a man to have come from under the four-foot porch and shot Mrs. Bain, as the bullet took a downward course after entering the woman's body. They stated they believed some one standing on the porch or inside the house fired the shot.

In addition, Dr. B. C. Shuler of Shenandoah, who treated the woman, said he believed the bullet entered Mrs. Bain's body from behind. The bullet passed through the body and could not be found.

Price disclaimed any knowledge of the shooting when he arrived in Luray on other business yesterday and learned that Sheriff Lucas was attempting to locate him. He surrendered to Lucas when the latter returned from a trip out of town.

Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), July 11, 1933 
Family links: 
  James Monroe Breeden (1861 - 1934)
  Lola M Davis Breeden (1865 - 1937)
  Grover Cleveland Breeden (1885 - 1963)*
  Robert O Breeden (1890 - 1973)*
  Ollie Breeden Bain (1894 - 1941)
  Mamie Rose Breeden Comer (1900 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Coverstone Cemetery
Page County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Jan Hensley
Record added: Mar 11, 2011
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Ollie <i>Breeden</i> Bain
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