William Hollin

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
September 12, 1879, Page 5
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Stabbed to Death.

A most shocking tragedy occurred near Adairsville Sunday night. It seems that William Hollin had accompanied his sisters to church; that George Davis asked one of them to let him accompany her home.  She refused him the pleasure, but he kept a long near the party, his conduct becoming offensive, so that Hollin asked him what he meant by his conduct?  “No harm at all,” was replied, but with the further remark that, “if he did not like it he had a poor way of helping himself.”  Then Hollin hit him, it is stated, with the back of his hand in the breast.  Davis at once began to cut him with his knife.  Davis was arrested by two young men not far away at the time.  Our Adairsville correspondent writes:

Hollin died last Wednesday morning.  Coroner Gladden was summoned and held an inquest over the body Wednesday.  A post mortem examination was made by Dr. Bowdoin, after which a verdict was rendered that the deceased came to his death by a knife in the hands of Geo. Davis.  Davis and another boy by the name of Whisnant have been arrested and are imprisoned, awaiting their trial.  The particulars of the case are not known yet, and probably will not be developed until after the trial.

The inhabitants of Adairsville and vicinity are a quiet, peaceable people and this affair is lamented by all, it being the only death here caused by violence for more than eight years.


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