Link to Distant Cousins
Obits - NJ - Monmouth - 1887 - John Clancey
Yesterday morning, James Clancey, of Tinton Falls, received a telegram that
his son, John Clancey, had been shot dead in a Philadelphia hotel. No
further particulars were received. One of Mr. Clancey's other sons, who
works at Jersey City, went to Philadelphia this morning to take charge of
the body and bring it home for burial.
Source: Red Bank Register Wednesday, October 5, 1887
The body of John Clancy, son of James Clancy, of Tinton Falls, who was shot
on Monday night of last week, was brought home on Wednesday. The tragedy took place in
Baltimore, and not in Philadelphia as reported. Clancy boarded at a hotel there,
and on Monday night two men got into a quarrel. One of the men rain up-stairs for
his pistol, and while he was gone the other fled. Clancy sat down in the chair which
had been occupied by the man who fled. When the other came down stairs with the
revolver he strode up to Clancy, swore at him, said he was one of the gang, and fired
at him with the muzzle of the pistol less than a foot distant from his body. Clancy
was killed instantly. He had taken no part whatever in the quarrel. The murderer
fled, but was captured after a chase of nine miles, and is now in the Baltimore jail.
Source: Red Bank Register Wednesday, October 12, 1887
Some additional excellent resources for your research are:
- Interment.net ~ Cemetery Transcriptions on the net.
Thank you for visiting our site.
Please do come back again.
And remember, we are all Distant Cousins