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W.L. Mitchell
Obituary for
W.L. Mitchell
Submitted by: Debby Cook

The Mulhall Enterprise
Friday, February 7, 1902

W.L. Mitchell who was shot New Year's day, died last Wednesday, February 5. The family have the sympathy of all in this sad affliction.

W.L. Mitchell shot by Pink Smith on New Year's day, died at the home of his father-in-law, J.F. Chittum, February 5, at about 2 o'clock in the morning. This shooting took place as the result of a wordy controversy between Mitchell and Pink Smith's father over Mitchell attempting to turn Smith's calves off of some wheat on Smith's place in which Mitchell's father-in-law had an interest. Pink, hearing the controversy, went out and, as he claims, Mitchell came at him in a way that he thought himself in danger when he shot at Mitchell twice, one shot striking him just below the heart glanced from a rib downward, passing through his kidney and lodging in his back. The bullet was taken out several days after the shooting. Mitchell was paralyzed below the hips and has suffered greatly. Smith went to Guthrie Wednesday to turn himself over to the sheriff.

The Mulhall Enterprise
Friday, February 14, 1902

The funeral of W.L. Mitchell took place last Thursday from the residence of J.F. Chittum. Rev. J.W. McNally conducted the services. He was buried in the cemetery near Victor school house.

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