Thursday, April 26, 2018

Charles and Mattie McMican

Mattie J.
Wife of
Chas. McMican
Born Aug. 8, 1873
Died Aug. 12, 1895
Farewell Darling we will
ever cherish thy memory

Feb. 10, 1872
April. 15, 1907

Buried McMican Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstones photographed 6 February 2013.

Charles McMican and Miss Mattie J. Gass married 8 March 1894 in Crittenden County. [1] The bride was the daughter of R.B. Gass. [2]  Mattie's obituary appear in the local newspaper slightly more than a year after her marriage. She had been ill a few weeks and left a husband and little child.[3]

Charles McMican married secondly to Miss Viola Claghorn.[4] Following her death, he married Sallie E. Fry in 1901.[5]

Charles McMican's life was cut short in April 1907 when he was shot and "mortally wounded" by Louis Sliger after McMican had shot Sliger.[6]  "The unfortunate affair is deplored by every one as both men have many friends and stood well in their respective neighborhoods ..." [7]

Charles McMican's burial occurred at McMican Cemetery on Fords Ferry Road near Crooked Creek in Crittenden County.

[1] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriages 1887-1899, Vol. III, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1993)80.
[2] Crittenden Press, 8 March 1894.
[3] Crittenden Press, 5 September 1895.
[4] Crittenden County Marriage Record Book 1897-1899, p. 198. Marriage bond dated 27 December 1897.
[5] Crittenden County Marriage Record Book 1899-1901, p. 298. Marriage bond dated 21 August 1901.
[6] "Chas. M'Mican Killed," Crittenden Record-Press, 18 April 1907, p. 1.
[7] Ibid.

Published 26 April 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, 

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