William Robert Elliott
of Navarro County, Texas


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William Robert Elliott
Oct 19, 1875 - Jul 6, 1911

 

Sheriff's Office.

   At Barry Wednesday evening a difficulty took place between Richard McCurley and a man named Elliott, both of whom lived on the Dr. George farm near Cryer Creek, and Elliott received a knife wound in the abdomen. McCurley was placed under bond and Elliott, after receiving medical attention, was taken home. Yesterday Elliott began to grow worse and at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon the unfortunate man died, McCurley was re-arrested and is now in jail here. Both men have families.

The Corsicana Daily Sun  -  Friday, July 7, 1911

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Examining Trial.

The examining trial of Ezekial MeCorley, charged with the killing of Robert Elliott at Barry, was begun this afternoon before Justice of the Peace Z. R. Christian.

The Corsicana Daily Sun  -  Saturday, July 8, 1911

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Justice Court

Ezekiel McCarley, charged with killing W. R. Elliott at Barry last week, is having an examining trial before Justice Christian this afternoon.

A large number of witnesses are in attendance from that neighborhood.

The Corsicana Daily Sun  -  Monday, July 10, 1911

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Justice Court.

   Ezekiel McCarley, charged with the murder of W. R. Elliott at Barry last week, had his bond fixed at $3500 after an examining trial before Justice Christian. The bond has not yet been given.

The Corsicana Daily Sun  -  Tuesday, July 11, 1911

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Sheriff's Office.

   Ezekiel McCarley, charged with killing R. W. Elliott at Barry some days  ago, made bond today for $3500 and was released.

The Corsicana Daily Sun  -  Monday, July 17, 1911

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COURT HOUSE NEWS.

District Court.

   The jury in the murder charge against Ezekiel McCarley was completed yesterday afternoon and the taking of testimony is in progress today. There are about fifty witnesses in the case and the court house corridors are full of people from Barry and Cryer Creek.

The Corsicana Daily Sun  -  Wednesday, May 19, 1915

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COURT HOUSE NEWS

District Court.

 At a little after 3 o’clock this after Noon the taking of testimony in the Ezekiel McCarley case closed. The  court and the attorneys at once entered upon the work of preparing the charge to the jury.

The Corsicana Daily Sun  -  Friday, May 21, 1915

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COURT HOUSE NEWS

District Court.

   Argument was concluded in the Ezekel McCarley murder trial Saturday night at 10 o'clock, and yesterday morning at 11:40 the jury, were ready with their verdict, and just at 12 o'clock Judge Daviss and the attorneys along with the defendant were on hand  and when the judge opened court a verdict of "not guilty" was returned. The accused was charged with killing Robt. Elliott near Barry

June 3, 1911.

 

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