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A J VINCENT

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Posted: 10 Dec 2013 4:42PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: VINCENT, CLEVELAND, COSSELMAN, NYSON
A. J. VINCENT, for many years a resident of Porter Township and well known in this vicinity, was recently murdered in Mississippi. The following from a Mississippi paper tells of his death:

"VICKSBURG, MS - March 4, 1912 - A. J. VINCENT was shot at Katzmyer station, just above here, by a young man named Miller, who escaped. VINCENT is a prominent lumberman from Muskegon, Michigan, and has large holdings all over the south. He came here today, dined at the Carroll, and left for his lumber camp at Katzmyer. The Millers, father and son, worked at the plant and there is said to have been a dispute over money due. Young Miller drew a revolver and shot Mr. VINCENT in the heart. A special train was rushed from Vicksburg with doctors, who brought the patient to the sanitarium here."

Mr. VINCENT is well known in Marcellus, being the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. VINCENT of Lawton. He had accumulated a large amount of property. While his parents were living he made frequent trips to Lawton and last year set out a large vineyard near Muskegon, the work being in charge of his brother-in-law, Elijah CLEVELAND. The deceased was a brother of Frank VINCENT of South Haven, Mrs. Levi COSSELMAN, Mrs. E. CLEVELAND and Mrs. NYSON of Lawton.

from The Marcellus News
March 19, 1912

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