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Thomas Redus Westmoreland, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1873
Limestone County
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1895
Elkmont
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

Published Limestone Democrat, Athens, Ala., November 9, 1895

On last Tuesday morning our usually quiet little town was shocked to hear that Mr. Redus Westmoreland, the oldest son of Dr. Milt Westmoreland, of Elkmont, had been shot and instantly killed on the streets of the latter place, about 7 o'clock on that morning, by Onnie Malone, a young school teacher of that place. The killing occurred in the business part of the town and was witnessed by Mr. Will Gray, a magistrate. It seems that the young men had some words last Sunday and did not meet until Tuesday morning, when Malone raised a double-barreled shotgun and discharged it twice in Westmoreland's face and breast, resulting in the latter's instant death. From the meager details of the affair, it is impossible for us to give a full account of it. The remains of Mr. Westmoreland were brought to Athens for interment Wednesday morning, a large crowd following the remains to the cemetery. It was only a few weeks since, that we published in these columns, an account of Mr. Westmoreland's marriage to Miss Floy Vaughan. To the young wife and other relatives, we extend our deepest sympathy. With the other familly, whose young member, so full of hope and ambition, is now in trouble, we also sincerely sympathize. Mr. Malone left immediately after the shooting and is still at large.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Milton Fillmore Westmoreland (1843 - 1898)
  Martha "Mattie" I. Redus Westmoreland (1853 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Floy Vaughan Smith (1878 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Redus Westmoreland (1896 - 1896)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Redus Westmoreland (1873 - 1895)
  Winnie Westmoreland Potts (1890 - 1968)*
  Milton Fillmore Westmoreland (1891 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Athens City Cemetery
Athens
Limestone County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot #124
 
Created by: Mary Jo
Record added: Jul 04, 2009
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Thomas Redus Westmoreland, Sr
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Thomas Redus Westmoreland, Sr
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 Added: Jul. 5, 2009
 
 
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