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John Hawkins Russell
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Birth: 1867
Death: Jan. 1, 1908

Husband of Emma Russell

John Russell

9 Jan 1908

Cheyenne Star

Cheyenne, Oklahoma

John Russell, well known in this and Beckham County, was shot and instantly killed at the residence of Herman Schiller near Sayre on Wednesday night of last week. A dance was in progress at Schiller's residence and Russell appeared on the scene, under the influence of liquor, and proceeded to sir up a "roughhouse". When requested by Schiller to leave, Russell assaulted him and pulled a revolver, shooting Schiller in the left thigh. Schiller secured a shotgun and emptied both barrels of the same into Russell at short range killing him almost instantly. No arrests have been made at this writing and all who saw the deplorable occurrence are confident that Schiller will be acquitted on the ground of self-defense. Russell was very quarrelsome, especially when under the influence of liquor and had had several serious difficulties prior to this time.

John H. Russell

2 Jan 1908, Thursday

Elk City Democrat, Elk City, Beckham County, Oklahoma

Shooting on Timber Creek One Dead, One Wounded -Herman Sheller (Schiller) Kills John H. Russell

A shooting took place at a dance at Herman Sheller's (Schiller) home Wednesday night. The best information we can gather just before going to press is; John H. Russell and Herman Sheller (Schiller) married sisters. A dance was held at Sheller's (Schiller) home, some trouble started on the outside and Sheller (Schiller) went out to suppress it. It was said that Russell and him got mixed up and that Russell shot Sheller (Schiller) through the hips, Sheller then shot Russell through the body. Russell died Thursday morning, but Sheller is still alive. They were old settlers of the country and both men were well thought of.


8 Jan 1908, Wednesday

Elk City Record

Elk City, Beckham County, Oklahoma

John Russel (Russell) who lived about half way between Sayre and Berlin, was shot and killed Wednesday night by his brother-in-law Schiller, at the latters home between Doxey and Berlin. There had been a wedding recently at the Schiller home and a dance was in progress. Russell made trouble and when Schiller tried to quiet him he drew a shot gun and shot Schiller through the leg. According to reports, Schiller then went into the house and got a shotgun and returned shooting Russell through the side. Russell finished emptying his gun after he was shot by Schiller but did not hit him again. Schiller is not dangerously hurt. Whiskey, as usual, was the cause of the trouble, Russell having probably laid in a supply before the prohibition law took effect. He was a hard drinker and quarelsome (sic) when drunk. Both men had families.

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  Emma Russell (1871 - 1899)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Doxey Cemetery
Beckham County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Eunice Chapmond - Kilgor...
Record added: Feb 19, 2008
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John Hawkins Russell
Added by: Eunice Chapmond - Kilgore
John Hawkins Russell
Added by: Eunice Chapmond - Kilgore
John Hawkins Russell
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- Eunice Chapmond - Kilgore
 Added: Feb. 19, 2008

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