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 William M. “Blondy” Tuttle

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William M. “Blondy” Tuttle

Birth
California, USA
Death
30 Dec 1911 (aged 25)
Burial
Rocklin, Placer County, California, USA
Memorial ID
72180818 View Source

TUTTLE, WILLIAM M.
TUTTLE, HAZEL (nee TUTTLE)

TRAGIC END OF WELL KNOWN COUPLE

Last Saturday evening, Wm. Tuttle, better known here as "Blondy," killed his wife and himself at their home in Sacramento. The couple has been married about two years but have not got along very well, according to reports. They were cousins and Mrs. Tuttle was heiress to about $35,000, and it is reported that the fact that "Blondy" was not allowed to handle as much of this as he wanted was the main trouble. For the past few months, they have been practically living apart. Last Saturday he went to the house, seemingly in good humor, played with the baby, and sent a servant into another room; then he hurried into his wife's bedroom where he discharged two revolver shots into her body and then turned the weapon on himself.The murdered couple was taken to Rocklin Sunday where they were buried, Rev. Linn officiating. "Blondy" Tuttle used to be a fireman here and was well known to everyone along the line. His parents reside in Rocklin as well as an uncle, and he has a brother firing switch engine here. He had attained quite a reputation here as a bad man after women before his last marriage and had been married once before. A great deal might be said that is better left unsaid, and we have no desire to harrow the feelings of the bereaved who feel the affair deeply.It is claimed by some that Tuttle was crazy at times and that he attempted his own life once before as well as that of his wife. The 9 months old babe will probably fall heir to the wealth left Mrs. Tuttle. There are two aunts residing in Sacramento. It was certainly a terrible affair, and it is much to be regretted that his wife should be the victim of his insane desire to kill.

Roseville Register
1-5-1912, Friday.
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Mon, July 18, 2011 12:55:22 PM


Rocklin Cemetery info. He is in a unmarked grave Lot 149, Space E-5. There are 5 Tuttle members buried in this lot.
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Neither family of the TUTTLES nor the WOODSONS adopted baby Alice but a family by the name of WEISMAN had adopted the baby and raised her as their own and changed her
name to Shirley WEISMAN. Shirley then married a Howard BENEDIX on Aug. 31,1931. She obtained her majority(turned 21yrs. old) on Apr. 22,1932 and was then entitled to
the distribution of the property which included cash, stock,real property, and jewelry.

Baby Alice A.K.A. Shirley had died in a gun related
incident at the age of 26 on Jan. 5th 1938 which also made the Sacramento papers and is still a questionable story. It is told that while out in a field trying out some new guns. The couple was driving back to Sacramento on a dirt road. Howard at the wheel and Shirley on the running board
with shotgun in hand. Their pet dog was running behind the car. Shirley called out," Stop the car I see something to shoot at", and their dog leaped at Shirley when one of the barrels of the shot gun went off killing her . So the fate of mother and daughter were related with the ending of their young lives by the power of the gun. There were no children of this marriage and most likely Howard inherited all of the estate from Shirley A.K.A. Allice TUTTLE.

TUTTLE, WILLIAM M.
TUTTLE, HAZEL (nee TUTTLE)

TRAGIC END OF WELL KNOWN COUPLE

Last Saturday evening, Wm. Tuttle, better known here as "Blondy," killed his wife and himself at their home in Sacramento. The couple has been married about two years but have not got along very well, according to reports. They were cousins and Mrs. Tuttle was heiress to about $35,000, and it is reported that the fact that "Blondy" was not allowed to handle as much of this as he wanted was the main trouble. For the past few months, they have been practically living apart. Last Saturday he went to the house, seemingly in good humor, played with the baby, and sent a servant into another room; then he hurried into his wife's bedroom where he discharged two revolver shots into her body and then turned the weapon on himself.The murdered couple was taken to Rocklin Sunday where they were buried, Rev. Linn officiating. "Blondy" Tuttle used to be a fireman here and was well known to everyone along the line. His parents reside in Rocklin as well as an uncle, and he has a brother firing switch engine here. He had attained quite a reputation here as a bad man after women before his last marriage and had been married once before. A great deal might be said that is better left unsaid, and we have no desire to harrow the feelings of the bereaved who feel the affair deeply.It is claimed by some that Tuttle was crazy at times and that he attempted his own life once before as well as that of his wife. The 9 months old babe will probably fall heir to the wealth left Mrs. Tuttle. There are two aunts residing in Sacramento. It was certainly a terrible affair, and it is much to be regretted that his wife should be the victim of his insane desire to kill.

Roseville Register
1-5-1912, Friday.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mon, July 18, 2011 12:55:22 PM


Rocklin Cemetery info. He is in a unmarked grave Lot 149, Space E-5. There are 5 Tuttle members buried in this lot.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Neither family of the TUTTLES nor the WOODSONS adopted baby Alice but a family by the name of WEISMAN had adopted the baby and raised her as their own and changed her
name to Shirley WEISMAN. Shirley then married a Howard BENEDIX on Aug. 31,1931. She obtained her majority(turned 21yrs. old) on Apr. 22,1932 and was then entitled to
the distribution of the property which included cash, stock,real property, and jewelry.

Baby Alice A.K.A. Shirley had died in a gun related
incident at the age of 26 on Jan. 5th 1938 which also made the Sacramento papers and is still a questionable story. It is told that while out in a field trying out some new guns. The couple was driving back to Sacramento on a dirt road. Howard at the wheel and Shirley on the running board
with shotgun in hand. Their pet dog was running behind the car. Shirley called out," Stop the car I see something to shoot at", and their dog leaped at Shirley when one of the barrels of the shot gun went off killing her . So the fate of mother and daughter were related with the ending of their young lives by the power of the gun. There were no children of this marriage and most likely Howard inherited all of the estate from Shirley A.K.A. Allice TUTTLE.


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