Mr. ? Stroud

The News
Cartersville, Georgia
May 24, 1901, Page 1
Transcribed by:  

Killing Near Taylorsville.
Mr. Stroud Killed By J. J. Goss Monday Evening.

Reports reach this city of the killing of a Mr. Stroud, a few miles from Taylorsville, over in Polk county Monday evening.

From meager information obtainable it seems that Stroud was a tenant of Goss and were using water from the same well.  The water was getting low and Goss requested Stroud to desist using the water.  To this it is said that Stroud replied with oaths, that he was to be furnished water.  Goss took the bucket from the rope.  Stroud brought his rope and bucket along Monday morning and when told by Mrs. Goss to go to another well he, it is said, cursed her.  That evening after Goss had retired Stroud visited the well again, and when upon being remonstrated with, began cursing Goss who seized his gun and fired at Stroud, filling his breast and face with buckshot, killing him instantly.  The coroner of Polk county held an inquest Tuesday and Goss was landed in Polk county jail.

Goss is said to be about 54 years of age, while Stroud is about 25.  He married a daughter of the late William H. Law, of this county, about two years ago, and had many acquaintances in this vicinity.


GO TO: Text Site Map
Bartow GenWeb Regulars:
Coordinator & webmaster:  Arlene Woody
Asst. Coordinator & Proj. Leader:  Jane Thompson
Web developer & Transcriber:  Jan Sherrouse
Newspaper Project:  Laurel Baty
Historical Resource:  Carolyn Ward
Auditor:  Jean Taylor

Bartow GenWeb Coordinator:   
Georgia GenWeb State Coordinator: Vivian Saffold

          ©2002 - 2010 Arlene Woody

Last modified: May 21, 2007