Friday, April 22, 2011


I found this marker at Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln, AR and have been unable to find any information on what happened.  So if you have any ideas please feel free to share them. Would love to know the story behind this marker.

How desolate our home bereft of thee
J. W. Murry
Oct 28, 1878
Sept 6, 1908

UPDATE: Thank you Pugbug for the information!  Have I ever mentioned I have the greatest followers? You guys are always so wonderfully helpful.


  1. Ha! Found info via Google Books:

    The evidence for the State tended to show that appellant on the 6th day of September, 1908, shot and killed one J. W. Murry from ambush. It was shown that Murry a few w eeks prior to the killing had accused appellant of stealing watermelons, had cursed appellant, calling him vile names, and had threatened to kill appellant; that this abuse filled appellant with rancor, which on the day of the killing caused him to say that he was going to "get his gun and make him take it back or kill him." There were circumstances tending to show that appellant while lying in wait killed Murry as he passed along the highway.

    Check it out---

  2. Back in the early 1990's two of my elderly neighbors were fighting over a garden hose. One hit the other with a shovel and so the guy that got hit went and got his shot gun, nearly blowing the other guys leg off. Just goes to show that people still do stupid stuff.