Saturday, May 29, 2010

Amanda Shirley

she is not related. she was the murdered neighbor of my great grandparents Tom & Gilly Mae Maxwell, living on further up the dirt road from them. this was someone they knew, and Tom was the first one her husband summoned when he came home & found his dead wife in the house with their young daughter. Tom many years later told his grandchildren he worried that he might be a suspect since he was out working in the fields all that day.
She was a young woman with young children.
as far as my research showed, this was never solved. forensics weren't quite as good in 1911...

Amanda L.
aug 9 1884
Sept 17 1911
wife of JE Shirley

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