Lloyd and Jasper Clouse were brothers,on the afternoon of april the 24,1937, the two bothers
left the latter's home and walked through Verda,
a company-owned mining camp, in search of Clyde Dosher, a friend.Before they started out they had
been discussing the Union drive for membership.
They stopped at a saloon to see if Dosher was there.
A half dozen deputies were in the rear of the place,
But neither brother spoke to them. They merely looked around not finding Dosher,went out again.
The deputies,Bill Lewis,Melvin Moore,Logan Middleton,Maynard Hobbs and two others,followed them. Then as they started down the street Lewis
shouted at them to stop.I want to search you two;
he bellowed. Lloyd Clouse carried a pistol, because
it was customary to do so in Harlan."At Lewis command,the two men stopped and turned around. AS
they did so, the company deputies opened fire upon
them and started running toward them. Lloyd Clouse
had no time to draw his pistol and defend himself.
A bullet struck him.He fell to the ground.Jasper
Clouse closed in and grabbed Middlton trying to
keep him from shooting him.A company deputie came
up behind him and struck him over the head with
a gun butt.everything went black he slumped to his knees and fell over.When he came to his brother was dead beside him.He left a widow and ten children.
The next day,Jasper Clouse took his brothers family to Bell county for fear that he would be killed if
if they remained in Harlan.He took his brothers body
to Bell county.Lloyd Clouse was my great grandfather
he left my great grandma Minnie a widow with ten
children, if anyone knows anything about this or
any more articles about the clouses let me know