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Hiram Chase "Tim" Casey
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1849
Watertown
Jefferson County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1893
Ash Fork
Yavapai County
Arizona, USA

From the Riverside Independent Enterprise (California), March 8, 1894 (via GenealogyBank.com):

"Killed by a Gambler.

ASH FORK, Ariz. March 7. -- Tim Casey, a saloon keeper, was shot and killed this morning by William Martin, a gambler in the room of a notorious woman named Bertha Reed. Casey went to the woman's room where he found Martin and ordered him to leave, when the latter shot him twice, once through the heart and once in the eye, causing instant death. Martin and the Reed woman are both under arrest. They claim Casey pulled a gun and fired at Martin first."


From the Weekly Journal Miner (Arizona), March 14, 1894 (via GenealogyBank.com):

"MURDERED.

Tim Casey Killed This Morning at Ash Fork.

A telegram was received this morning by W. S. Goldsworthy from Ash Fork requesting him to inform the sheriff that Tim Casey of Ash Fork had been murdered, at that place at 7 o'clock and to request him to send an officer after the murderers who were in custody. The telegram gave no particulars whatever of the affair further than to say that the parties under arrest were Wm. Martin, a gambler, and Bertha Reed a prostitute. Con Cleary, the deputy sheriff at Ash Fork was absent at the time and Justice Z. T. Philips deputized a citizen there as an officer, and he made the arrest. The telegram further stated that they were anxious to have the parties brought to Prescott today, intimating that a lynching might otherwise result. The inquest, it was said would be held this afternoon, on the arrival of the train from Prescott.

The following special to the JOURNAL-MINER was received later:

Tim Casey was killed here this morning, by Wm. Martin, in the room of a prostitute named Bertha Reed, who a month or so ago attempted to commit suicide, by shooting herself. Casey nursed her and provided for her during the time she was suffering from her self inflicted wounds, and had been paying more or less attention to her since her recovery, although they had frequent quarrels.

About 6:45 this morning, Casey went over to the girl's room and knocked on the door, when Martin came to the door, in his night clothes, and let Casey in. Martin's story is, that Casey went over to the bed where the Reed girl was lying, and slapped her in the face, and ordered Martin to leave, at the same time pulling a gun.

Martin then pulled his gun and shot Casey twice, one bullet passing through his heart and the other entering his head through the corner of his eye, death being instantaneous. They say that Casey shot first at Martin, but his gun does not give any evidence of having been fired recently.

Martin has been lying around here for the last month, doing odd jobs about saloons, but nothing further is known of him

Sheriff Lowry, accompanied by District Attorney R. E. Morrison, left on this morning's train, and the preliminary examination will probably be held at Ash Fork today.

The 'woman in the case' has become quite notorious during the past year. It is alleged that a lover of hers is now in the county jail serving out a six months sentence for making a gun play in Ash Fork some time since.

Casey had resided in this section for a great many years and has always borne a good reputation as being a quiet and peaceable man. Instead of being quarrelsome, or inclined to provoke a quarrel, he would always avoid it. He was intending to leave in a few days to visit his children at Santa Rosa, whom he has not seen for three or four years.

Held for Murder.

ASH FORK, March 7. (4 p.m.) -- [Special to Journal-Miner] -- The preliminary examination of Wm. Martin has just been concluded and he was held to answer to the grand jury, on a charge of murder, without bail. Sheriff Lowry left immediately for Prescott with the prisoner."


From the Weekly Journal Miner (Arizona), March 14, 1894 (via GenealogyBank.com):

"Tim Casey was buried at Ash Fork this afternoon, in accordance with instructions received from his relatives in California."


From the Weekly Journal Miner (Arizona), June 27, 1894 (via GenealogyBank.com):

"The time of district court was taken up today in the case of the Territory vs. William L. Martin, for the killing of Tim Casey, at Ash Fork. The district attorney represents the territory, while the defense is conducted by Messrs. Herndon and Johnston. The case will probably be given to the jury this evening."


From the Weekly Journal Miner (Arizona), June 27, 1894 (via GenealogyBank.com):

"Wm. L. Martin was sentenced yesterday to eight years in the penitentiary for the killing of Tim Casey."
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Levi James Casey (1818 - 1906)
  Julia Lavonia Wilcox Casey (1828 - 1913)
 
 Spouses:
  Flora A Reeves Casey (1857 - 1879)
  Emily Jane Pratt Casey (1863 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  David Earl Casey (1885 - 1949)*
  Hiram Elbert Casey (1886 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hiram Chase Casey (1849 - 1893)
  Edward Orange Casey (1851 - 1939)*
  Marion Drusilla Casey Smith (1853 - 1923)*
  Harriett Ann Casey Bentley (1857 - 1936)*
  Rufus Benjamin Casey (1859 - 1903)*
  David Casey (1860 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Hiram does not have a marker or a stone
 
Burial:
IOOF Cemetery
Prescott
Yavapai County
Arizona, USA
Plot: C-085
 
Created by: Kathleen Clemence
Record added: Nov 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62318269
Hiram Chase Tim Casey
Added by: Kathleen Clemence
 
Hiram Chase Tim Casey
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