|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1860|
|Death: ||May 31, 1924|
Son of Dr. Andrew Jackson Marberry, Sr. & Mary Evelyn Robinson. Married Nannie Thomas 4 Jan 1883 in Pulaski Co, AR.
Arkansas Gazette June 1, 1924:
"Dr.F.J.Marberry, aged 64,1400 Gaines Street, is dead, and his son Frank, aged 28, is in the Research Hospital in a serious condition, as the result of a shooting affray which occurred at their home at 9:30 o'clock last night.
Jack Steele, aged 33, of Pine Bluff, scout for the Little Rock Southern Association Club and a former player on the team, is held at police headquarters, charged with the shooting. Steele came to headquarters and surrendered voluntarily.
Frank Marberry received a bullet behind the right ear. It lodged somewhere in his head. Late last night attending physicians said the wounded man may recover, although his condition is very serious.
The real cause of the shooting could not be learned. Mrs. Marberry and Steele gave different versions, while Frank Marberry was in too serious a condition to be interviewed. W.H. Donham, prosecuting attorney, visited the wounded man late last night to obtain a statement.
Steele was interviewed at headquarters. He said that he did not know the cause of the trouble which preceded the shooting, but blamed the affair on Frank Marberry.
"I was driving past Frank's garage and seeing him there, stopped to talk with him. Steele said, "I knew right away that Frank had been drinking, in fact he was drunk."
"I had been with him but a few minutes when he began criticizing me. He followed this by threatening to strike me. I tried to calm him, but he only became angrier.
"Frank then went to the back door ___(words not readable)."
....shots were fired, but police placed the number at five. Steele's weapon contained four loaded shells. They believe he fired four shots.
If it is proved that Steele shot Frank Marberry as well as his father, all his bullets took effect. Steele could not say last night if he shot one or both or if he missed both. He said he was very nervous.
The Marberry's are well known residents of Little Rock. The shooting attracted much attention, as it occurred at a busy street intersection.
W.H. Donham, prosecuting attorney, talked with Frank Marberry at the Research hospital at 11:30 o'clock last night about the shooting, newspaper men were excluded, but Mr. Donham said that he could get only disconnected statements from the wounded man, because of the two hypodermic injections he had received in the two hospitals where he had been taken.
Frank Marberry, according to the prosecuting attorney, said that Steele came to his father's home and accused him (Frank) of stealing. He said that Steele was creating trouble on the sidewalk outside and that when he went out of the house, Steele shot his father, Dr. Marberry, and that is when he made a dive to get him, Steele shot him in the head.
Frank Marberry, in one statement, said that he had knocked down Steele in the encounter.
Mr. Donham said he would visit the hospital again today and get a more detailed statement from the wounded man. After his visit to the hospital, the attorney went to the scene of the shooting to make a personal investigation last night."
Pulaski Co, AR Death Certificate #1007
Dr. F. J. had two other brothers who were also doctors. His brother William C. Marberry was also shot and killed in a marital dispute in 1889 in Dover, Pope Co, AR. Brother Andrew Jackson Marberry, Jr. was a physician in Tom Green County, TX and is considered one of the pioneer doctors in west Texas.
Andrew Jackson Marberry (1814 - 1879)
Mary Evelyn Robinson Marberry (1824 - 1903)
Nancy Sue Patty Marberry (1867 - 1945)
Mary Evelyn Marberry Vaughan (1891 - 1977)*
William Marberry (1893 - 1953)*
Eunice Lee Marberry Padgett (1898 - 1974)*
Ethel L. Marberry (1899 - 1957)*
Frank J. Marberry (1901 - 1950)*
Sarah Jane Marberry Howell (1847 - 1918)*
William C. Marberry (1850 - 1889)*
Andrew Jackson Marberry (1853 - 1938)*
Francis E. Marberry (1856 - 1887)*
Flavius Josephus Marberry (1860 - 1924)
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