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Stabbing affair near Osterdock, 1882


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 1/22/2017 at 15:28:17

Elkader Register, September 8, 1882

One of those affairs in which a man's temper gets the better of his usually good judgement, occurred about three miles from Osterdock, Sunday evening last. The facts in the case as we learn them are as follows:

It seems that a young man named John Palmer, has been keeping company with a daughter of Gus. Mallory, to which the latter objected.

On Sunday evening the young lady was at the house of Burdette Palmer, her uncle, who is also a brother of John Palmer, when her father came in and found her in company with the young man in question.

Mr. Mallory ordered his daughter to go home, and a dispute was had in which John Palmer interfered and choked Mallory. Mallory then left the house and was followed by young Palmer. After getting into the road the two got into some difficulty in which Mallory stabbed Palmer in the abdomen, inflicting a serious wound.

On Monday Mallory was arrested and brought before Squire Kriebs, of Elkport, when he gave bonds for his appearance today, when a hearing will be had.

Mr. Mallory is said to be a respectable citizen of that part of the county, and that it must be in a moment of passion or under some strong provocation that he could be induced to commit such a deed. It is to be regretted.


Note: The marriage of John Palmer & Katie Mallory took place Sept. 10, 1882. See also, obituary board for each of their obits:

Mrs. Palmer

Mr. Palmer


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