|Death: ||Sep. 5, 1893|
(also spelled Read and Reid) Fairview Cemetery, Craig 10-8 later, he was moved to St. Joseph, Mo. 1867. Age 24 Ref. Pantagraph, Sept. 8,1893. Other information in the paper. TRAGIC DEATH. Tuesday morning as the sun was shining over the eastern hills the peace and quiet of our town was broken by the report of a pistol, quickly followed by a terrible scream of anguish, then came three other reports and George Carr was guilty of murder, while Charles Reid (Reed) had been sent before the Supreme Judge without an instant's warning. For the first time in the history of our beautiful city a man was slain by another's hand. Both men were entire strangers in this community, being camped here for the night. Accompanying the outfit were Mrs. Carr and her two children, Alta and Willie Delong. The funeral occurred from the hall at 5 p.m. September 11, Rev. Teagarden officiating, after which the remains were taken to the cemetery and buried. There is undoubtedly something back of the affair which has not yet come out. Carr is a morphine eater and formerly travelled under the name Smith. The night before the murder he was drinking heavily. The woman in the case will figure prominently at the trial. Read (Reed) had $35.30 on his person, and the two teams, wagon and saddle were his property. The money was used to pay funeral expenses. Charles Reed was 24 years old and lived on a farm until three years ago when he came to Leadville. He has borne an excellent reputation as a hard working, honest man and has many friends in the Lake county Capitol. Remains later removed to his parents at St. Joseph, Mo.
Plot: Section F08, Plot 8
Created by: Neal Fenton
Record added: Aug 06, 2008
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