Ed Harris

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
August 15, 1889, page 5
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“Home Brevities”

Will May, the negro who killed Mr. Ed Harris at Cement Saturday night, gave himself up to the officers and was put in jail Tuesday. His wife, who was said to have caused the trouble, had already been jailed. It is thought by some that the couple had formed a conspiracy to entice him to their house and kill him.


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Our entire community was shocked last Sunday morning at the sad intelligence that Mr. E. H. Harris, a prominent young white man, was shot and killed at Howard Cement works Saturday night by Will Mays colored. I could hardly realize that Ed Harris was dead until I went to the residence of his poor, broken-hearted mother, and saw his dead body. He was struck with two balls, and only lived one and a half hours. Owing to the sickness of coroner Patterson, Lee Burrough, Esq., empanelled a jury, and after examining witnesses, rendered a verdict that the deceased came to his death by two shots from a pistol in the hands of Will May. We tender the heartfelt sympathies of the community to the bereaved ones.


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