Porter Stocks

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
July 25, 1895, Page 1
 
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He Takes His Life--Porter Stocks Shoots Himself With a Pistol—The Bullet in His Breast—No reasons for rash deed—sketch of his life—Burial at Oakland cemetery in Atlanta.

The news of the death of Porter Stocks was received in Cartersville, where he has a large circle of relatives and friends, last Saturday morning, with profound regret. We reprint the following particulars of the sad tragedy from the Atlanta Constitution. [Article continues. An excerpt: “Porter Stocks was born in Cartersville, Ga., September 1, 1867. His boyhood life was spent in Cartersville, where he attended school. Young Stocks was sent to Emory College, where he made an excellent record. At the age of seventeen years he came to Atlanta and spent several years in the office of his father, who was in the wood and coal business..” Porter Stocks was in prison for the murder of Alf Cassin at the time of his suicide. “On December 22, 1886, Stocks married to Miss Louise Rice, daughter of the Hon. Zach Rice. A divorce was secured, however when Cassin was killed.”

 

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