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 Claude Alexander Warren

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Claude Alexander Warren

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death
5 Jun 1916 (aged 28)
Jennings, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Union Grove, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID
211157836 View Source

The Statesville Sentinel, Jun 8, 1916, p1
Brutal Murder in North Iredell
Claude Warren Shot Dead From Ambush - Homer Matheson Confesses
Claude Warren is dead, shot to death as he plowed in a field at his home near Jennings Monday afternoon, and his kinsman, Homer Matheson, of the same community is lodged in jail here, the confessed murderer of Warren, who was his brother-in-law.
Warren, who was about 25 years of age, was working in the field with his young wife, he plowing and she hoeing. Reaching the end of the field next a strip of woods, Warren turned his plow when a shot was fired, the entire load striking the young man in the back of the head and killing him instantly. His wife screamed for help and among the first people on the scene was Homer Matheson.
Suspicion early fell on Matheson as it was known that he and Warren had been on unfriendly terms for some time. It is said that at one time Warren had threatened Matheson's life. Matheson was placed in custody by officers and late Monday evening confessed that he was the slayer of his brother-in-law. He was placed in jail in Statesville about 11 o'clock Monday night by Deputy. C.L. Gilbert.
The murdered man is survived by a wife and two children. Matheson, who is about 25 years of age is a son of Rev. Mr. Matheson of Newton. He married Warren's sister and has one child.

The Statesville Sentinel, Jun 8, 1916, p1
Brutal Murder in North Iredell
Claude Warren Shot Dead From Ambush - Homer Matheson Confesses
Claude Warren is dead, shot to death as he plowed in a field at his home near Jennings Monday afternoon, and his kinsman, Homer Matheson, of the same community is lodged in jail here, the confessed murderer of Warren, who was his brother-in-law.
Warren, who was about 25 years of age, was working in the field with his young wife, he plowing and she hoeing. Reaching the end of the field next a strip of woods, Warren turned his plow when a shot was fired, the entire load striking the young man in the back of the head and killing him instantly. His wife screamed for help and among the first people on the scene was Homer Matheson.
Suspicion early fell on Matheson as it was known that he and Warren had been on unfriendly terms for some time. It is said that at one time Warren had threatened Matheson's life. Matheson was placed in custody by officers and late Monday evening confessed that he was the slayer of his brother-in-law. He was placed in jail in Statesville about 11 o'clock Monday night by Deputy. C.L. Gilbert.
The murdered man is survived by a wife and two children. Matheson, who is about 25 years of age is a son of Rev. Mr. Matheson of Newton. He married Warren's sister and has one child.


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