MURDER OF DR. W. N. ALSOP

MURDER OF DR. W. N. ALSOP

Shot in cold blood> Dr. Alsop of Louisville is shot on his way to meet a patient

Louisville, KY., July 14, 1899 > Dr. W. N. Alsup, at one time a resident of Jefferson County, Kentucky, was murdered Wednesday at Cleveland, Mississippi. He received a message calling him to Cleveland, Mississippi, fifteen miles from Shaw. As Dr. Alsop left the train at Cleveland he was approached by five heavily armed men. The leader said: “Alsop, we’re going to kill you.” Alsop smiled, thinking the men were joking, but said, “Gentlemen, I am not armed.” “You had better arm yourself at once.” responded the leader. Alsop left the crowd, and, going to a friend, procured a pistol. Fifty feet from the depot, Alsop staggered and fell, mortally wounded. He died ten minutes later. Three pistol shots and twenty two buck shots penetrated Alsop’s body. He was a dentist. His wife and a son accompanied his remains here. A few years ago Alsop had some difficulty with a planter’s son and killed him.
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William N. Alsop, son of Guilford Dudley Alsop and Nancy Harris Moore, was born on November 23, 1855, Jefferson Co, Kentucky. He died July 12, 1899. Cleveland, Mississippi. He married 1879, Margaret Jane Shivley, born January 31, 1859, Jefferson Co, Kentucky

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