John McKinley Fatally Shot

From an unknown 1952 newspaper, submitted by Leslie Lattimer.

John McKinley was fatally shot near Nora Thursday January 10 (1952). The shooting was said to have occured between McKinley's home and the Nora Store.

Tommy Marcum, 50, was named as McKinley's slayer in a murder warrant issued Thursday by County Judge Jess Pierce.

John McKinley's brother, Herbert McKinley, 42 is under indictment on a charge of the fatal shooting of Cecil Marcum, a son of Tommy Marcum, in a shooting scrape last July. Herbert McKinley also is charged with wounding Hershel Marcum, a brother of Cecil Marcum, at the same time. His case is scheduled to come to trial at the current term of Clinton Circuit Court.

Tommy Marcum also has been indicted on a charge of shooting at Herbert McKinley last July.

John McKinley was brought to the Maple Hill Hospital after the shooting. He died about an hour later of bullet wounds in the abdomen.

Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Emma McKinley, four children, Virgil Ray, Donnie, Arthur Lee and Martin. Nine brothers, Fount McKinley, Holt, Mo.; Dudley, Rockford, Ill; Reuben, Atwater, Ohio; Frank, Millard, Herbert and Robert, Cartwright, Ky; Hershel and Edgar of Albany. Three sisters, Mrs. Ermon Catron, Cartwright, KY.; Marline and Ida Maude of Louisville.

He was a member of Cartwright Baptist Church.

Funeral was held by Rev. O.G. Lawless at Cartwright Baptist church. Burial was in the cemetery there.

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