AVEY, HOWARD - Baxter County, Arkansas | HOWARD AVEY - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Howard AVEY

Burnt School House Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

Howard Avey
Gravestone shows "Age 17"
Son of John M. & Martha Jane "Sis" Morris Avey
Born Arkansas January 1897
January 1897
December 26, 1915 Advance, Baxter County, Arkansas

Cotter Courier
December 31, 1915
On Christmas day Deputy Sheriff Alonzo Trimble shot Howard Avey at Advance. Avey dying a day or so later. It is said trouble started at a Christmas gathering and that Avey and several of his companions had been drinking heavily. In the disturbance Deputy Trimble attempted to arrest Avey when it is said the latter attempted to use a knife on the deputy. Much feeling was aroused over the affair and it was necessary for Sheriff Hurst from Mountain Home to go to the scene and rescue the deputy for his perilous condidtion. Everything has quited down and there is no signs of any disorder in the neighborhood.
The coroner's jury which was enpanaled Tuesday to investigate the case has returned no verdict up to this time (Wednesday evening). The verdict has been kept a secret and it is understood will not be made known until filed with the county clerk. It is said that the Avey brothers have agreed not to take any further part in the affair, but to let the law take its course. It is also believed that the reason the jury did not announce its vertict at once was that they feared it might cause further trouble to arise from the matter. Justice of the Peace Alex Goad conducted the inquest at Advance.
(From the files of Max Parnell.)

Contributed on 5/25/09 by maxparnell
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Record #: 197919

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Submitted: 5/25/09 • Approved: 2/20/13 • Last Updated: 2/23/13 • R197919-G0-S3

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