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John Bailey
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 29, 1901
Newport
Jackson County
Arkansas, USA

John Bailey, who shot and killed his wife upon Sunday, August 18th, and then attempted the taking of his own life by two shots from his revolver, one bullet striking just above the right ear, while the other entered the back of his head, died at the city jail at 11 o'clock Thursday night as a result of these wounds.

His death closes an awful tragedy in which suicide was accomplished after uxoricide, saved the state of an expensive murder trial and probably the deceased from a terrible death at the gallows.

Little is know of the life of Bailey. He was about thirty years of age and was not known by the family into which he married until seven years ago. He had lived in Little Rock about a year at that time and came from Oklahoma and Texas. He leaves a brother, Will Bailey, living at Judsonia and father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Alec Bailey of Galloway, all of whom were notified of his crime and condition at the time, but have never answered.

The deceased was buried Friday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock at the city cemetery, under the direction of the sheriff.

Newport Weekly Independent
Friday, August 30, 1901 
 
Burial:
Newport Cemetery
Jackson County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Ellen Crain
Record added: Jul 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93397677
 


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 Added: Jul. 15, 2014
 
 
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