Killed With Her Paramour

On August 26th, 1906, five shots rang out in the early evening on a dark Chillicothe, Ohio street. The crowd that gathered found a “man cold in death and his woman companion writhing unconscious with a bullet wound in the breast” (Chillicothe Gazette, 27 Aug 1906). The shooter ran away into the darkness, knocking into several pedestrians in the process before disappearing. The victims were identified as Mrs. Flora H- and Mr. John B-. John died at the scene. There was an attempt to save Flora, but she died in the ambulance as she reached City Hospital.

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John Tucker Did Die

The year is 1885, it’s 10 years after the first Kentucky Derby and 100 years before REO Speedwagon decided they couldn’t fight that feeling anymore. John and Mary Belle Tucker live in Robertson County, Kentucky. The population of the county in 2010 was 2,300. In 1880, it was double that, which still isn’t very many people. It is the least populated county in the state and the smallest by area.

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