Last Thursday evening, near Normantown, there occurred an awful
tragedy in which Mr. and Mrs. Granville Miller were the participants, and which
resulted in the death by hanging of Mr. Miller, and Mrs. Miller is lying at the
point of death.
Just about a year prior to this, it will be remembered that two
of these people’s children were burned to death. Since that time, reports say
the couple has been having frequent and furious fights, and it is supposed now
that in the fight that occurred last Thursday, Miller used an axe with such
telling effect on his wife that he thought she would die.
When neighbors found her, she was in a dying condition and no
trace, whatsoever, could be found of her husband. A strict search was
instituted, but no trace of him was found until Saturday morning when his body
was found hanging from a tree on top of the hill back of Normantown, where he
had hanged himself.
There were no witnesses to the tragedy, the people who lived in
the same house with the Millers being away from home.
Grantsville volunteer fire department has received a total of
$690 from persons who donated their shares of stock in Citizens Telephone Co. to
the department. Another 40 shares, at a value of $46 each, have been assigned to
the department, but not yet received.
Members of the department said that they wished to thank those
persons who had made the donations, and requested that persons willing to help
the fire department turn over their checks to Orville Barnette at the G.L. Cabot
office, or Donald Kelley at the bank.
Persons and business places that have already turned over phone
company money include Mrs. Tell McDonald, Grace Barr, Calhoun County Bank, Mont
Smith, Grantsville Appliance, Inc., Logan McDonald, H.C. Davis, Paul Slider, Ben
Franklin Store, Jasper Bicker-staff, Raymond Boggs, Leason Proudfoot, Cousby
Stutler, Frank L. Hefner, and The Calhoun Chronicle.