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George Davidson Chenoweth
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1873
Sonoma County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1969
Gold Beach
Curry County
Oregon, USA

Article in the September 8, 1919, Chillicothe Constitution of Chillicothe, Missouri:

BLAMES WAR SHOCK IN MURDER DEFENSE

Gold Beach, Ore., Sept 8 - A hero of Vimy Ridge, George D. Chenoweth, is facing fire again today-from the battery of legal talent commanded by C. H. Buffington, prosecuting attorney for Curry County.

Whether the world-war veteran will escape unscathed from the present battle depends upon a jury which will decide if he is guilty of murdering George Sydnam.

The legal battle of today, at which his freedom for the balance of his lifetime is at stake, and the fight when this life was in the balance as he face Hun bullets and shells, are interwoven. The defense will attempt to prove that due to the face he was gassed and, later, knocked senseless by a fragment of a boche shell, Chenoweth's mind was somewhat unbalanced; that the veteran was a victim of emotional insanity when he shot and killed sydnam.

Chenoweth, returning home from the war, found, he claimed, that his daughter had been betrayed by Sydnam, aged 20. He immediately sought the young man, found him dancing in a public hall, and fired several shots into his body. Chenoweth gave himself up.

Practically all interest, at the opening of the Curry County Circuit Court here today centered on the case.

Chenoweth is a former member of the Oregon Legislature. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lemuel Chenoweth (1842 - 1925)
  Sarah Margaret Williams Chenoweth (1855 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Adeline White Chenoweth (1875 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  George Norman Chenoweth (1900 - 1977)*
  Irene Gladys Chenoweth Boyd (1905 - 1949)*
  Norris W. Chenoweth (1908 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Davidson Chenoweth (1873 - 1969)
  John Hinton Chenoweth (1876 - 1969)*
  James Lemuel Chenoweth (1878 - ____)*
  Myrtle Emarine Chenoweth McCracken (1883 - 1976)*
  Edward Meritt Chenoweth (1891 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rogue River Cemetery
Gold Beach
Curry County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Yvonne Rowe
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67288164
George Davidson Chenoweth
Added by: Yvonne Rowe
 
George Davidson Chenoweth
Added by: Yvonne Rowe
 
 
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 Added: Nov. 25, 2014
 
 
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