Murdered Young Man of Wheatcroft Commits Double Crime In street Of Town
Wheatcroft, Ky: Abe Wallace, age 19, shot and killed fifteen year old wife and then committed suicide by shooting
The double tragedy occured in the street about 8'oclock Monday evening.
Wallace and his wife had been married about six months. The wife had left him several times and they were living apart at the time of the tragedy.
Mrs Wallace had been staying with relatives near town. Wallace went to see her twice Sunday to try to induce her to
return and life with him, but was not successful. Almost 8o'clock in the evening and her walking with a girl friend,
shoving the girl aside, he shot his wife over the right eye. Immediately, afterwards he placed the pistol to his side and
shot himself. Death in each case was almost instantaneous. Caldwell Co. 1906


The body of ARTHUR WALLACE, 52 years old, was found on a little used road near the Cumberland Church between the rivers early Monday morning by JOHN POGUE, who had gone out to shoot crows.
The man had been dead for about 48 hours when he was found, according to a conclusion by Dr. H.L. WALLACE, coroner of Trigg County, who viewed the body. There was no sign of violence about the body and it is thought that he suffered a heart attack.
The coroner's jury arrived at this verdict. He was last seen Saturday morning when he left his home apparently on his way to Bleidt near his home and is thought to have taken a short cut across the graveyard at the church and behind the church where an old road used to go. His people did not become alarmed at his absence until Sunday as he was in the
habit of being away from home all night. when he did not return Sunday a search was instituted for him. POGUE
who found the body, was not searching for him, but accidently discovered the body which had started to decompose.
MR. WALLACE was a former teacher in the schools of this county and for many years was a farmer.
He was the father of seven sons and three girls, who survive him. Two sets of twins are included in the number. His wife also survives as does his parents, MR AND MRS JOE WALLACE, one brother, ROY WALLACE and one sister, MRS. JAP
LANEAVE. Burial in the Cumberland Church Graveyard.
MAY 24, 1934- CADIZ REC


Charles Wilson Wallace Jr., 75, Medco Center, Pembroke, and formerly of Maplelawn Street, died at 10:23 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 1996, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center after a long illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Revs. Denny Burchett, Gary Childress and Daniel Belcher officiating and burial in Flat Lick Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 6 until 8 tonight and from 1:00 until the funeral hour Tuesday.

A native of Hopkinsville, he was born May 24, 1920, the son of the late Emma Viola Marlowe Wallace and Charles W. Wallace Sr. He was a retired installer and repairman for South Central Bell, was a member and deacon of Trinity Baptist Church and a member of the telephone Pioneers.

An Army Veteran of World War II, he was a Purple Heart recipient and an honored war hero who was at one time reported killed in action. His death was reported in Life magazine and in the Kentucky New Era while he was
serving in the African campaign. Eventually, he read his obituary and reported the error to the American Red Cross.

Survivors include his wife, Dorlis Boren Wallace, Medco Center, Pembroke; one son, Charles E. Wallace, Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Walter E. "Buster'' Wallace and one granddaughter.


July 21, 1924
Mrs. Jane Wallace Dies At Rock Castle
Was Sixty-Eight Years Of Age And A Miss McConnell Before Her Marriage
Husband and Three Sons Killed By Lightning Twenty Eight Years Ago
Mrs. Jane Wallace, a beloved Christian woman living at Rock Castle died last Thursday afternoon at her home.
She had been in poor health for some time, and a stroke of paralysis hastened the end.
Mrs. Wallace was a Miss McConnell before her marriage and was past sixty-eight years of age.
The two living daughters are Miss Pearl Wallace and Mrs. Alex Cunningham.
She was a Baptist in religion and for many years had been a member of the church at Hurricane. As a neighbor and friend, as a wife and mother, Mrs. Wallace was a true Christian character and in doing good to others she herself reaped her greatest pleasure. She had hosts of friends, and all are made to grieve in her death.
The death of Mrs. Wallace recalled the tragic death of her husband, the late John J. Wallace, and the three sons, who were killed by lightening while sheltered under a tree during a rain storm near Trigg Furnace twenty-eight years ago.
The writer remembers the four coffins leaving Cadiz, and many yet living were at the funeral and burial of four members of one family, a sight seldom witnessed in any section or in any community.
The burial of Mrs. Wallace took place last Friday afternoon at the family burying ground on the old Jack Wallace place near Brewer' Spring in Trigg Furnace section and funeral services were conducted by Rev. John t. Cunningham of Princeton.
Many sorrowing relatives and friends were present to pay a last tribute of respect to a good Christian woman.
Cadiz Record


Funeral services for MRS. JANIE MAY WALLACE, 74, of 718 North St. Joseph Avenue, who died Saturday will be
held at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Alexander funeral home. Rev. Amox Boren will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body is at the residence and will be returned to the funeral home at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Surviving are the husband Marshall; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Little, and Mrs. Frank Stampfli, five sons, William, John M, Herman L and Lloyd W of Evansville and Jessie F of Chicago, Illinois, two brothers, William O and Edward W. Freeman of Cadiz, Ky; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Janie May Freeman d/o David O. and Nancy Larowe Freeman - born 1 May 1873 in Kokomo, In married Marshall
Wallis/Wallace Oct 10, 1891 - Trigg Co., Ky
Evansville Courier, May 03, 1947


MARSHALL WALLACE, 82, of 3307 West Maryland Street, died at 6 a.m. Thursday at the Axton rest home.
He was a retired employe of the L.& N. railroad.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Etta Little, of Evansville, and Mrs. Bessie Stampfli, of Indianapolis, five sons, Jesse F., of Chicago, and William C., John M, Luther H, and Lloyd W all of Evansville; two sisters, Mrs. Lila Winchell and Mrs. Willie Sons, both of Alton, Ill; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Alexander funeral home,. Rev. J.F. Rake will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
*Evansville, Indiana Courier April 23, 1953.
*Marshall Wallis/Wallace b. May 24, 1870 - Trigg Co s/o of Irvin Washington and Sarah A (Sally) Edwards Wallis. -
married Janie Mae Freeman d/o David O and Nancy Larowe Freeman. in Trigg Co., Ky.

Ruth Wallace, 77, Cadiz, died at 12:37 a.m. Thursday at Murray Calloway County Hospital, Murray, following a long illness. Burial will be in Page Cemetery, Bumpus Mills, Tenn.

A native of Pena, Ill., she was born Sept. 28, 1920, the daughter of the late Edgar and Kate Miller Warnick. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Dillon Wallace, died in 1981.

Survivors include two sons, Roscoe Wallace, Granite city, Ill., Herald Wallace, Cadiz; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

Kentucky New Era
Friday June 26, 1998


SAMUEL LAFAYETTE WALLACE, 87, died Monday, Aug 22, at 5:25 p.m. in Shady Lawn Nursing Home.
He had been in declining health since April. A native of Stewart County, Tn.,
Wallace was born September 15, 1889, the son of Walter and Francis Mathis Wallace.
He was married to Lydia Hargis, who preceded him in death in 1961 and was later married to Virgie Curling, who died in 1974.
He was a retired blacksmith and a member of Cadiz Church of
Funeral services were held at Goodwin Funeral Home Wednesday August 24, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Irvin
Darnell officiating.
Music services were by Rev. and Mrs. Danny Guess with Mrs. Danny Guess organist.
Burial was in Lawrence Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Downs of Detroit, Mich. and Mrs. John L. Bryant of Cadiz; three sons, Clarence Wallace of Boonville, Ind., Dave Wallace of St. Louis, Mo., and Owen Wallace of Cadiz; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Lewis of bumpus Mills, Tn., and Mrs. Alex Clinard of Granite City, Ill.; eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Wendell Wallace, Craig Wallace, Rodney Wallace, Loyd
Bredweg, Freddie Bryant, Phillip White.
August 25, 1977 - The Cadiz Record 7 - The Cadiz Record


Kentucky New Era
Saturday May 23, 1998
Thomas A. "Pete" Wallace, 61, Paducah, formerly of Hopkinsville, died at 11:49 a.m. wednesday at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gamble Funeral Home, with the Rev. G.L. Foston officiating. Burial will be in Cave Springs Cemetery.
A native of Hopkinsville, he was born Aug 12, 1936, the son of Nellie Gunn Wallace, Hopkinsville, and the late Coleman Wallace Sr. He was retired from Scott Oldsmobile and was a member of the Clay Street Baptist Church, Paducah.
Survivors include a son Stanley D. Killebrew, Clarksville, Tenn., three daughters, Parletta Cockrin, Atlanta, Stilene Wallace, Hopkinsville, Cecilia Wallace, Fort Jackson, S.C.; four brothers Sam, Tom andRobert Wallace, all of Hopkinsville. Cloudis Wallace, Indianapolis; two sisters, Enzial Wallace, Indianapolis, and Dollie Mae Wallace, Hopkinsville, and 13 grandchildren.


Walter 'Buster'' Wallace, 92, Braden Street, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Covington's Convalescent Center following a long illness.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Revs. John Richards and Robert Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time for the service Wednesday.

A native of Trigg County, he was born July 24, 1907, the son of the late Charles Wilson and Emma Marlow Wallis. He was assistant fire chief in Hopkinsville until his retirement in 1968. He was a World War II veteran and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Underwood Wallace; a son, Jerry Boyd, Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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