Death of UNK IRATTA in CA in 1861
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Transcribed by Dee Sardoch;
Stockton Daily Argus
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Tuesday, 23 April 1861<<
SHOOTING a WOMAN -- A correspondent of the Calaveras ‘Chronicle’ writing from Douglas Flat, under date of 17th inst., gives the following statement regarding the killing of a woman at that place. He says an affray occurred at Douglas Flat on Tuesday morning of this week, during an attempt at arbitration of a claim -- Dr. COCKRILL & Co. (Americans) on the one hand and Mr. IRATTA & Co. (Italians) on the other hand -- to a lot of ground held by respective parties, respectively for mining and gardening, in which Mrs. IRATTA, actively engaged in the melee, was shot dead. Mr. IRATTA was wounded severely -- 2 pistol shots in close conjunction -- in the right groin. Doctor COCKRILL was wounded in pistol hand (severely), left arm (slightly), right hip (2 flesh wounds), right leg below the knee (severely) -- bone shattered, and amputation probably necessary. The firing was spirited and of short duration, the 3 enumerated combatants falling in a heap. The shot which killed the woman is variously estimated to have been the work of foe and friend. It undoubtedly was accidental.