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John James Smith
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1869
Trinity
Trinity County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1914
Corrigan
Polk County
Texas, USA

From newspaper archives: Polk County Enterprise, published in Livingston, Polk County, TX

17 Dec 1914 - JOHN SMITH KILLED AT CORRIGAN YESTERDAY

Last Thursday about 1:30 p.m. Mr. John Smith, who lives about 7 miles west of Corrigan was shot by W.M. Gibbs on the streets of Corrigan. The shooting occurred between the old Henderson Store and the Livery Stable. It is stated that Mr. Smith was in his wagon returning from the gin where he had carried a load of cotton when he was shot. Twenty-one buck-shot entered Mr. Smith's left side and his left arm was almost torn to pieces. He only lived about two minutes, and no one heard him speak a word before he died. Mr. Gibbs called up Sheriff Foreman at his place and told him he wanted to give himself up to the officers. When Sheriff Foreman reached Corrigan the examing trial had been waived and the bond of Mr. Gibbs fixed at $3,000 to await the action of the Grand Jury. Mr. Gibbs readily made his bond.

20 May 1915 - W. M. GIBBS KILLED AT CORRIGAN

Monday morning about 6 o'clock W.M. GIBBS was shot and killed at Corrigan, near Cobb's store. Four shots were fired from a shot gun. After the shooting four men were seen to leave from near the place of the shooting, and parties telephoned Sheriff FOREMAN, of this place, to come to Corrigan with his bloodhounds in order that they might trail the parties who were supposed to have done the shooting. While Sheriff Foreman was preparing to go to Corrigan with his dogs, he received a long distance call from Benford, from ARTHUR SMITH, who stated that he had killed Gibbs, and was ready to give up. Sheriff Foreman and County Attorney HILL went to Corrigan on the morning train. The other three parties, who were seen with Smith, proved to be STEVE THORNTON, a half-brother of Smith's; LUTHER LEWIS, a cousin of Smith's, and CLYDE FOSTER. It was stated to the officers that the shooting was the outgrowth of former family trouble, Gibbs having killed his father last December. Smith, Thornton, Lewis and Foster all made bond to await the action of the grand jury.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Josephine Turner Green (1847 - 1936)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Elizabeth Youngblood Saxon (1858 - 1948)
  Sabra Sallie Hulsey Johnson (1883 - 1976)*
 
 Children:
  Arthur Smith (1890 - 1920)*
  Eddie Smith (1893 - 1896)*
  Infant Smith (1896 - 1896)*
  Woody Lucious Smith (1898 - 1984)*
  Jettie Lee Smith (1900 - 1944)*
  Nettie Leon Smith (1902 - 1903)*
  Clarence Terrell Smith (1904 - 1906)*
  Minnie Estelle Smith Cross (1906 - 1998)*
 
 Sibling:
  John James Smith (1869 - 1914)
  Alpha O Green (1893 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
HOW DESOLATE OUR HOME, BEREFT OF THEE
 
Burial:
Stryker Cemetery
Corrigan
Polk County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Al Howell
Originally Created by: Herald
Record added: Jun 08, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8888729
John James Smith
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John James Smith
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