DOSSEY, GERTRUDE - Benton County, Arkansas | GERTRUDE DOSSEY - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Gertrude DOSSEY

Twelve Corners (Pea Ridge) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

1905 - December 5, 1926

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, December 9, 1926

DOSSEY, Gertrude - Dallas, Dec. 6.-A murder charge was filed Monday against Gaston S. Dossey, Dallas youth, alleging he shot and killed his wife, Gertrude, 29, with a pistol Sunday night. The young man, held without bail in the county jail, refused to give details of the tragedy which cost the life of his wife on the eve of her birthday, to have been celebrated Monday. Mrs. Olabelle Wiseman, roommate of Mrs. Dossey, told officers she and Mrs. Dossey returned from a picture show about 11:30 p.m. Mrs. Dossey had prepared to retire when the telephone rang and Dossey, from whom his wife was separated, asked if he could drive by to see her. Mrs. Wiseman stated that Mrs. Dossey finally agreed after he had told her he wanted to give her a diamond ring as a Christmas present. A few minutes later a car drove up to the curb and Mrs. Dossey went out, Mrs. Wiseman related, in spite of the warning of her roommate. The latter went to the door and heard Mrs. Dossey say: "No, I don't ever intend to live with you again and I will not get in the car," Mrs. Wiseman said. "Then several shots were fired and I saw Gertrude fall to the ground as the car drove away," Mrs. Wiseman concluded. ***** Mrs. Dossey was a daughter of Mrs. Kate Warren of Pea Ridge and the body was brought to the home of the latter from Dallas Tuesday. Burial was in the Twelve Corner cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The young woman was born and raised on a farm near Pea Ridge and married Dossey some three years ago. They lived in Oklahoma for a time and then went to Dallas. The many Benton county friends were greatly grieved to learn of her tragic death.

Contributed on 9/13/08 by wfields55
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Submitted: 9/13/08 • Approved: 10/17/13 • Last Updated: 10/20/13 • R56259-G56259-S3

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