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Mary Amelia Shockley

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Mary Amelia Shockley

Birth
Maryland, USA
Death
7 Mar 1873 (aged 13–14)
Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, USA Add to Map
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Helena Weekly Herald (MT), 13 March 1873

Shocking Affair

Salisbury, Md., March 8--On Friday, George Hall, 18 years of age, shot dead Amelia Shockey, 14 years old, while she was returning from achool. Hall had courted Amelia and written her a letter, which was unanswered, because, as she stated, she had no time. Both are of respectable connection.
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Chrisfield, Md. March 8--A freight train tonight ran over and killed a man supposed to be the murderer of the girl, Amelia Shockley, yesterday, near Salisbury.
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Salisbury, Md., March 9--The funeral of Miss Shockley, the victim of the murder on Friday last, took place this morning. About 1,000 people attended. The coroner's jury rendered a verdict that she came to her death at the hands of George W. Hall.
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Salisbury, Md., March 10--The body of the man who threw himself under a freight train on Saturday evening last, has been identified as George W. Hall, the murderer of Miss Shockley.
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Complete story in The Herald and Torchlight, Hagerstown, MT, newspaper, 19 March 1873.
Helena Weekly Herald (MT), 13 March 1873

Shocking Affair

Salisbury, Md., March 8--On Friday, George Hall, 18 years of age, shot dead Amelia Shockey, 14 years old, while she was returning from achool. Hall had courted Amelia and written her a letter, which was unanswered, because, as she stated, she had no time. Both are of respectable connection.
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Chrisfield, Md. March 8--A freight train tonight ran over and killed a man supposed to be the murderer of the girl, Amelia Shockley, yesterday, near Salisbury.
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Salisbury, Md., March 9--The funeral of Miss Shockley, the victim of the murder on Friday last, took place this morning. About 1,000 people attended. The coroner's jury rendered a verdict that she came to her death at the hands of George W. Hall.
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Salisbury, Md., March 10--The body of the man who threw himself under a freight train on Saturday evening last, has been identified as George W. Hall, the murderer of Miss Shockley.
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Complete story in The Herald and Torchlight, Hagerstown, MT, newspaper, 19 March 1873.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156613596/mary_amelia-shockley: accessed ), memorial page for Mary Amelia Shockley (1859–7 Mar 1873), Find a Grave Memorial ID 156613596, citing Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, USA; Maintained by cara (contributor 47072115).