Postmaster Murdered.

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
February 10, 1898 Page 1:
 
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Postmaster Murdered.

J. H. Polk, aged 65 years, and postmaster of Goodwin Station, fifteen miles north of Atlanta, on the Southern railway, was murdered at his home Saturday night about 7:30 o’clock by unknown parties and his store, which he ran in connection with the post office, robbed. His dead body was not discovered until early Sunday morning. He was shot through the head and death had been instantaneous. There is no clue to the perpetrators. He had $500 on his person, which was left undisturbed.

 

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