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 Jesse “Jet” Caudill

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Jesse “Jet” Caudill

Birth
Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Death
25 Nov 1935 (aged 37)
Crown, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
80954823 View Source

Jesse "Jet" Caudill was the son of Henry and Barilla (Jones) Caudill. He married Artie Cornett on January 24, 1924, in Blackey, Letcher County, KY. Jesse and Artie had no children of their own, but Artie had three children from her previous marriage to Riley Frazier: Edith (Frazier) Tyree, Ruby Frazier and J. L. Frazier. As the family story goes, Artie killed Jesse with an ax because he was going to move (or remove) a tree that she had planted. Jesse's death certificate gives his cause of death as being "struck with an ax by his wife - cut though skull into brain". On January 29, 1936, Artie was convicted of the Willful Murder of Jesse and it was "ordered and adjudged by the Court that the defendant, Artie Caudill, be taken by the Sheriff of Letcher County to the State Reformatory at Frankfort, Kentucky, and there confined at hard labor for a period of eleven (11) years." It is doubtful that Artie ever served her full term in prison, because she later married Jim Day on January 19, 1946, only ten years after her sentencing.

Jesse "Jet" Caudill was the son of Henry and Barilla (Jones) Caudill. He married Artie Cornett on January 24, 1924, in Blackey, Letcher County, KY. Jesse and Artie had no children of their own, but Artie had three children from her previous marriage to Riley Frazier: Edith (Frazier) Tyree, Ruby Frazier and J. L. Frazier. As the family story goes, Artie killed Jesse with an ax because he was going to move (or remove) a tree that she had planted. Jesse's death certificate gives his cause of death as being "struck with an ax by his wife - cut though skull into brain". On January 29, 1936, Artie was convicted of the Willful Murder of Jesse and it was "ordered and adjudged by the Court that the defendant, Artie Caudill, be taken by the Sheriff of Letcher County to the State Reformatory at Frankfort, Kentucky, and there confined at hard labor for a period of eleven (11) years." It is doubtful that Artie ever served her full term in prison, because she later married Jim Day on January 19, 1946, only ten years after her sentencing.


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JESSE
CAUDELL
JULY 21, 1898
NOV. 25, 1935


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