Hello Cousins, I've recently ran across the following newspaper clippings referring to a John Fly.James W. Fly, Henry Ed Fly, Nancy Wickam and myself are at a lost as to the identity of this man.Does anyone have any information to share on this fellow?
A DESPERATE ENCOUNTER
Paris, Tex.,Dec 28. --A desperate encounter took place near Nelson, I.T., ten miles west of Goodland, yesterday morning.James Wallender and John Fly, a man in his employ, became involved in a difficulty.Wallender was struck with brass knuckles, knocked down and cut on the head.Wallender recovered his feet and, drawing a pistol, opened fire.The shots went wild, as he was blinded by blood.One shot struck a bystander on the side of the head and came out behind the ear.Fly is reported to have been badly wounded.Warrants of arrest were issued today on two charges.Fly was formerly a deputy United States Marshall. The Galveston Daily News, December 29, 1892
FOUND IN A BOOT
Paris, Tex., Sept 30. --A ghastly discovery was made by some children six miles northwest of Goodland, I.T., yesterday afternoon.While riding through the woods they found a pair of boots.On picking them up bones fell out of them.On further search the bones of a man were found nearby.They went home and told of their find.Who the man was is not decidedly know yet, but it is thought he was John Fly, who has not been seen in that section for some time.He was under a bond for his appearance at the recent term of the United States court at McAlester, I.T. The Galveston Daily News, October 1, 1893