From theAda Evening News published at Ada, Oklahoma:
Sunday, August 12, 1928
Officers Investigate Mysterious Deaths Kansas City, Aug. 11: Death today at Springfield, Missouri of CECIL WEATHERMAN, Jr., three year old son of C. J. WEATHERMAN, a baggage handler at Kansas City union station, brought to four the number of mysterious deaths in the WEATHERMAN-MCGEHEE family in the past nine days.
Dr. GUY GALLOWAY at the Springfield hospital said the lad did not die of typhoid fever. A score of physicians examined the case but were unable to determine the cause…Others who died were the child’s mother Mrs. GRACE WEATHERMAN, her mother Mrs. JOSEPH MCGEHEE, and sister, NANCY L. MCGEHEE, age 5.
All the relatives who died or became ill, ate and drank at a party given by a neighbor at Cabool, Texas Co., Missouri last week. Some members of the families of two men who quarreled with MCGEHEE several years ago over possession of a horse, helped serve the food that day, Mr. Weatherman said.
The water the group drank has been tested 18 times and no evidence was found of typhoid infection The viscera of Mrs. McGehee and Mrs. Weatherman revealed no traces of poison.
RAYMOND CORBETT, prosecutor of Texas County, declared he was “stumped.”