Oscar C. James

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Oscar C. James

Death 5 Aug 1906 (aged 44–45)
Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Burial Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 70333841 View Source
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Oscar C. James, a well-known liveryman, ended his own life with a gunshot wound to the head after an unsuccessful attempt to kill his sister-in-law.

After Oscar's wife Susan died in 1903, Susan's sister Blanche Brabham moved in to help care for Oscar and his daughters Maud and Clara. On August 5, 1906, Oscar apparently became jealous and enraged when Blanche attended a bush meeting with Thomas Myers, who lived nearby. When Blanche returned home, Oscar confronted her at the supper table. He pulled out a pistol and fired four shots in her direction. One of the bullets slightly wounded Blanche in the ear. She managed to get out of the house and run away. Oscar then put the gun against his head and fired a fatal shot into his right temple.

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  • Created by: K. S. Herman
  • Added: 24 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70333841
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar C. James (1861–5 Aug 1906), Find a Grave Memorial ID 70333841, citing Waterford Union of Churches Cemetery, Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by K. S. Herman (contributor 46598518) .