Obits For The Aday Surname From Tate County, Mississippi

Obit of
F. G. Aday

June 24, 1881 LOCAL NEWS

A Correspondent gives us the following facts about the killing of F. G. ADAY, Marshall of the town of Strayhorn, on last Sunday morning, by his Son-in-law, MOSES MAYFIELD. MAYFIELD was drunk and boisterous ADAY called to him that he must stop his noise or be locked up in the calaboose. MAYFIELD cursed ADAY and told him to come on. ADAY started across the field and MAYFIELD started to meet him, swearing he would kill him. MAYFIELD'S wife (ADAY'S daughter) followed begging her husband to come back. The parties met in a cotton patch. MAYFIELD caught his arm and with his pocket knife cut the back of ADAY'S neck, and immediately fled. ADAY walked about fifty yards to a shade, when he fell. He lived two hours only. He was attended by DOCTORS MORROW and TURNER. MAYFIELD escaped across the river though vigorous pursuit was made.

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