|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1886|
Andrews, William 23 yrs old –Shot by Wm. Brown-Pistol Shot- buried Hedgespeth- from East Atchison Dec 28, 1886 (from Whitmores Funeral Home list )
The Patriot, Wednesday Evening, Dec 29, 1885
Another homicide occurred at East Atchison about 11 o'clock last night, Wm Andrews, an employee of Kingan & Co., being shot and killed by Wm. Brown, in the waiting room of the passenger depot. A number of persons were waiting for the arrival of a train, among whom were a lady and a little girl. Andrews came in from the packing house in his working clothes, and took a seat among the others. The odor from his clothes was so offensive that some remarks were made by those present, which made Andrews very angry, and he began to swear and apply fowl epithets to those about him. Mr. Brown began to remonstrate with him, when Andrews arose and pointed a revolver at an old gentleman named Bird, at which the lady and her child began to scream. Andrews then pointed his revolver at Henry Smith, the operator, and called him a s-n of a b-h. He then turned his attention to Brown, with a similar remark, and covered the latter with his revolver. Brown pulled his gun in double-quick time and sent a ball into Andrews' chest. Andrews turned and with his pistol in hand ran out the door and to a small platform some distance away, where he laid himself at full length upon his back. He was speedily followed by Brown and those who witnessed the shooting, and Andrews was found gasping for breath. In thirty minutes he was dead. Dr. Bogle was sent for, and upon examination found that the ball had penetrated to the center of the chest just to the right of the heart. Mr. Brown has been watchman for the Rock Island company in East Atchison for many years, though he resides on Atchison street in this city. His reputation has always been good, and he feels confident that the community will justify his action as being strictly in self-defense. An inquest was begun this morning, but adjourned in order to procure as witnesses the passengers waiting in the depot at the time. No effort has been made to detain Mr. Brown, who came over to the city this noon, and no fears are entertained that he will not be exonerated.
Note: Andrews, William 23 yrs old –Shot by Wm. Brown-Pistol Shot- buried Hedgespeth- from East Atchison Dec 28, 1886 from Whitmores Funeral Hone list
Created by: Mary Bailey
Record added: Oct 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42840937