Ada Crutchens

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 6, 1890, page 1
Transcribed by:  

Another Killing.
A Stray Bullet Kills a Negro Girl at a Drunken Frolic.

Last Monday night at Bartow, about five miles below Cartersville, a negro girl was shot and killed. It is thought she was killed by a stray bullet.

The colored people of the vicinity and surrounding country had a big ball and while it was in progress much bad liquor was consumed. Two of the negroes were candidates for the favors of a dusky maiden and in some way got in a row over her. Pistols were pulled out and a general row ensued. Several shots were fired. A negro girl by the name Ada Crutchens was struck by one of the bullets and shortly afterwards died. A finger of another girl received a wound by a passing bullet.

The coroner was sent for and last Tuesday an inquest was held over the remains of the negro girl. It was found very hard [several words obscured] any information as to who killed the girl, as the negro witnesses did not [sentence obscured] for the murder of the girl and he will have a hearing at justice court this morning.


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