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 Elisha Benjamin “Bennie” Blitch

Elisha Benjamin “Bennie” Blitch

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death 27 Jan 1888 (aged 16)
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot 2174
Memorial ID 40742626 · View Source
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Keeper's Record Book
Laurel Grove cemetery
Elisha B. Blitch
Plot: 2174
Died: 27 Jan 1888
Buried 28 Jan 1888
Cause: Knife Wound
Born: GA
Residence: Hall & Montgomery Sts.

DEATH
Columbus Enquirer-Sun
Columbus, GA
Saturday, 28 Jan 1888
Page 1
A Boy Murdered
Savannah, Jan. 27 - Elijah Blitch, a 17 year old boy, died today from a stab inflicted by Wm. Johnson, another boy of about the same age, in a street fight, a few days ago. The coroner's jury charged Johnson with murder, and he is now in jail.


Columbus Enquirer-Sun
Columbus, GA
Sunday, 29 January 1888
Page 7
Bennie Blitch, the white boy, who was stabbed in the southwestern part of Savannah, last Tuesday afternoon, died early Friday morning. William Johnson, the colored boy who did the stabbing, admitted it to Mayor Lester when the case was heard, and the Mayor turned him over to the superior court for assault with intent to murder.



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  • Created by: Ann Parkinson
  • Added: 16 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40742626
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elisha Benjamin “Bennie” Blitch (9 Dec 1871–27 Jan 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40742626, citing Laurel Grove Cemetery (North), Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Ann Parkinson (contributor 45284853) .