16 December 2015

Lapeer Attack

An excerpt from the San Francisco Call, Volume 93, Number 17, 17 December 1902, about a murder/suicide in Lapeer County, Michigan:


Wounds His Mother and Sister, Kills a Boarder and Then Commits Suicide.
LAPEER, Mich., Dec. 16.— John Best, aged 28 years, single, arose from his bed during the night and cut Jasper [James] Clegg's head, nearly off with a razor, dangerously wounded his own mother and his sister and finished by killing himself. 

Source - Clegg Death Record @ SeekingMichigan.org

Best's death record here.  John Best, the son of Jacob and Catherine (Tuttle) Best, was buried in the Stiles Cemetery.

Marathon, Lapeer, Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Stephen Tuttle  Self  M 65 Canada
Catharine Best Daughter  F 41 Canada
Ada Best Granddaughter  F 7 Michigan
John Tuttle Son M 20 Michigan
John Best  Grandson M 4 Michigan

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