Kentuckiana Genealogy: Newspaper: Thomas Beyers Shot Dr. Ellwood Oversteel, wound Believed Fatal
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Crawford County, Indiana
San Jose (CA) Evening News, September 17, 1895, p. 1. NOTE: Consider Elwood as a spelling variant of Ellwood.
SHOT HIS DOCTOR
English, Indiana, Sept. 17-Telephone advice from Petrona, a village twelve miles southwest, tell of the shooting of Dr. Ellwood Oversteel by Thomas Beyers with probably fatal results.
The doctor was called to treat Beyers for spasmodic trouble in which he deemed morphine necessary, but Beyers refused this internally and warned the doctor against hypodermic treatment. Oversteel disregarded the warning and was in the act of forcing the patient to this form of treatment when Beyers shot him, the ball entering the stomach.
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