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Herman George Antle
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1928
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 1944
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA


June 7, 1944, Adair County News

Herman G. Antle, 16, a carrier for the Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times, was beaten to death Saturday night in Louisville in an argument with a customer, John Reuben Thomas, Jr., 27, over discontinuance of the customer's newspaper.

Antle was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman G. Antle, of 4903 Southern Parkway, and a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. U.L. Antle, of Columbia. He was well-known here as he had been a frequent visitor in the home of his grandparents. His father is a native of Adair County.

Thomas, a sub-contractor at the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Works, is being held under $7,500 bond on a murder charge in the Jefferson County Jail.

Antle died of a cerebral hemorrhage due to blows on the head according to a coroner's verdict. The beating occurred near Thomas' home and is believed to have resulted when the youth threatened to discontinue Thomas' newspaper unless he paid his bill promptly. Witnesses said Thomas knocked Antle down with his fist and then struck him [a]gain when the boy got up. He was a junior at the Louisville Male High School and a member of the Baptist Church.

The youth is survived by his parents and one sister, Sandra Lee Antle. Funeral services were held from the residence and from Hazelwood Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday. Interment was in the Resthaven Cemetery.

November 15, 1944


John R. Thomas, 27, was sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary on Tuesday in Louisville for fatally beating Herman Antle, Jr. 16, Courier-Journal and Times carrier. The boy's father is a native of Adair County.

Son of Herman George Antle, Sr. and Viola Douglas. Grandson of Uriah Lafayette Antle.

Resthaven Memorial Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Judy Lynn
Record added: May 01, 2012
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Herman George Antle
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