I found the following article in a cigar box kept by my grandfather and felt that I should share the info.He wrote 9/27/63 on the article.
VICTIM PROVED GOOD CITIZEN SINCE RETURN
Fred McClurg, 53 of Concord, was charged yesterday with murder in the death of Eaffie Wilson, 54, also a concord resident.
State Trooper H. E. Jarvis issued the warrant after a coroner's jury in Lewis county returned a verdict of death from a gunshot wound in the stomach.Mr. McClurg had fired three shots at Wilson late Monday, missing him once and hitting in the left arm with the second.The third struck in the abdomen.
Yesterday Mrs. Juanita Wilson Traylor, of Fleming county, came forward to identify her father's body.It had gone unclaimed since the shooting and the remains left at the Dickerson Funeral home in Vanceburg.
Trooper Jarvis is awaiting a report on the dead man's fingerprints which have been sent to the FBI in Washington to identify.If they substantiate what is now believed, the victim will prove to be a man who ha served 21 years in the Ohio state penitentiary for armed robbery and had escaped.
But questioning at the coroner's inquest conducted by Dr. H. M. Bertram, Sr., Lewis county coroner, disclosed that the man had established himself as a fine citizen of the community since coming back to his native Kentucky in 1958.
Witnesses called yesterday included Trooper Jarvis and Dr. H.M. Bertram, Jr., who had performed the autopsy Monday.The coroner's inquest was delayed Tuesday for the autopsy.
McClurg said he shot Wilson when he caught him taking lumber from a stockpile of the J.E. Lute Construction Company, of Portsmouth, which is on a constructon job at Concord in connection with changes necessitated by the Meldahl day.
McClurg is out on $1500 bond.
The officer said that the dead man had established good credit ratings in the community at Concord and had a reputation for honesty.
Survivors of the victim, other than Mrs. Traylor, are four sisters and four brothers.They are Mrs. Mildred Cooper and Mrs. Mae Gulley, both of Cincinnati; Mrs. Ella Watson, of Greenup; Mrs. Kenneth Orner, of Toledo; G.A. Wilson, Manchester, John and Earl Wilson, Concord, and Robert Wilson, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. Wilson was born March 12, 1909, a son of the late Ephraham and Janie Gilbert Wilson.He was named for his father buy had always carried the nickname Eaffie.
The remains are at the Dickerson funeral home, but arrangements for services are incomplete pending the arrival of his brother from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.