Robert Young

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Robert Young

  • Birth 28 Feb 1844
  • Death 10 Jan 1893
  • Burial Cameron, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 16552309

The Galveston Daily News. Wednesday, January 11, 1893. Cut His Throat on a
Train. A Witness in the Sheriff Olive Assassination Case Commits Suicide.
Taylor, Tex., Jan. 10. -- A man named Young, between 40 and 50 years of age, and
a witness for the state in the Armstrong and Olive murder trial at Georgetown,
suicided on the northbound International and Great Northern at 11 o'clock this
morning as the train was pulling into the Taylor yards by cutting his throat
with a pocket knife. He had been to Georgetown yesterday as an attached witness
in the case, and was at Echo in Bell county on the night J.T. Olive was
assassinated. Soon after the train left Hutto, eight miles south of Taylor,
deceased was sitting on a seat in the smoking car with Sheriff Brookshire of
this county, and telling him what he knew about the case. Just before the train
reached Taylor Young left his seat, going into the closet, where the deed was
committed. Young's family lives five miles north of Cameron, in Milam county. He
had three or four sharp pocketknives and some silver change in his pocket when
discovered.



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  • Created by: Karen Neal Morey
  • Added: 8 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16552309
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Young (28 Feb 1844–10 Jan 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16552309, citing Salem-Wilson Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Karen Neal Morey (contributor 46551409) .