Obits - NJ - Monmouth - 1887 - John Clancey

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Obits - NJ - Monmouth - 1887 - John Clancey

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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