|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1868|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 1911|
James was the son of William and Emeline Baker McWilliams. He married Minnie, the daughter of William Thomas and Margaret Ray Ball, on March 11, 1908 in Garrard County. The couple were the parents of Stella Grace and James Cecil McWilliams.
•Shooting Near Mt. Hebron.
On Monday morning at the home of Mrs. Rains in the Mt. Hebron neighborhood James McWilliams received a pistol wound in the back which passed through his body, inflicting what is thought to be a fatal wound. Mrs. Rains, at whose house the trouble occurred, said that McWilliams and Loton Ray came to her house earlier in the day and both were drinking, that the whiskey was brought there with them, that they were scuffling in and out of the house several times, and that finally she heard a pistol shot and went in and found McWilliams shot, and that Ray was in the room and remained there for some time, finally leaving and he has not since been seen.
McWilliams in a statement said that he did not see Ray shoot him. Dr. Burnett, Dr. Rose and Dr. Elliott went to the scene and did everything possible for the wounded man, but they entertain little hope for his recovery. Sheriff Ballard and County Attorney Robinson went to the scene, but Ray, had left before their arrival. A warrant was sworn out for Ray charging him with the shooting. The injured man is about 45 years of age, is married and has two children. He is a horse trader and is well acquainted throughout the country. Loton Ray is about 25 years old and a son of the late Allen Ray. He has been away from the county for several years, but recently returning.
Jas. McWilliams who was shot near Mt. Hebron, an account of which appeared in last weeks issue of the Record, died last Thursday and was laid to rest at Mt. Hebron on Friday. Loton Ray, for whom a warrant was issued charging him with shooting McWilliams is still at large.
Newspaper: Central Record.
1-ED: 10-06-1911, pg 2, col 4.
2-ED: 10-13-1911, pg 1, col 2.
William F. McWilliams (1847 - 1912)
Emeline Baker McWilliams (1849 - 1904)
Minnie Ball Lanham (1888 - 1966)
James Cecil McWilliams (1911 - 1986)*
James McWilliams (1868 - 1911)
Nancy Ann McWilliams Grimes (1870 - 1952)*
Note: Inter: 10-06-1911.
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Created by: Honor
Record added: Nov 29, 2013
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