|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1901|
|Death: ||May 1, 1915|
Boy Fatally Shot Near Buchanan
(Bremen Gateway, May 7, 1915, Page 1)
Gus Monroe, aged about 12 years, was shot and almost instantly killed by Arthur Reagan in a boat on the Tallapoosa River 6 miles west of Buchanan Saturday night at about 8 o'clock.
Although the coroner's jury found that young Monroe came to his death at the hands of Reagan caused by the accidental explosion of a shotgun, it was ordered that a warrant be sworn out for Reagan, and that he be placed under arrest.
The shooting occurred in a boat on the Tallapoosa River, and the evidence as brought out in the coroner's inquest, shows that the dead boy and the accused, together with several other companions, were out for a night's fishing. Young Neal Barry, a cousin of the dead lad, was oaring the boat, but becoming exhausted, asked Gus Monroe if he would relieve him. Monroe readily assented, and as he had a shotgun clasped in his hands, he asked Reagan who was near him to hold it. Reagan was in act of taking the gun from Monroe's hand when it exploded, the entire load taking effect in Monroe's right side, tearing a gasping wound.
He was carried to the home of grandfather N. S. Barry, with whom he lived, but died a few minutes after he reached there.
Nuten Malcolm Munroe (1874 - 1910)
Rachel Eleanor Barry Munroe (1880 - 1911)
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Jerry Reid
Record added: Oct 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78287572