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Melvin Spaid

Melvin Spaid

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  • Name Melvin Spaid 
    Gender Male 
    Court Apperance 11 Jun 1930  Centreville,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died Yes, date unknown 
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    • (Medical):Suffered a gunshot wound by George Hafer on 10 June 1930
    Person ID I26301  Rgstrong Family genes.
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 

    Father John Spaid,   b. Abt 1865, ,,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F9414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsCourt Apperance - an assault to do great bodily harm - 11 Jun 1930 - Centreville,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S1225] Ludington Daily News, Michigan., "State Briefs: Centreville," 11 Jun 1930, Wed, p. 7, col. 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : accessed 23 Jun 2020), citing Historical Newspapers. (Reliability: 3), 23 Jun 2020.

      Centreville - Accused of shooting his brother-in-law, George Hafer, a farmer, was in jail here today on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Hafer was captured in a wood near Burr Oak Tuesday afternoon. The shooting occured at the home of Melvin Staid(sic Spaid), Hafer's brother-in-law, with whom Mrs. Hafer had beent staying since she left her husband three weeks ago.
      From "The Ludington Daily News", June 11, 1930, p7, c4, State Briefs article:

      Centreville - Accused of shooting his brother-in-law, George Hafer, a farmer, was in jail here today on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Hafer was captured in a wood near Burr Oak Tuesday afternoon. The shooting occured at the home of Melvin Staid(sic Spaid), Hafer's brother-in-law, with whom Mrs. Hafer had beent staying since she left her husband three weeks ago.

    2. [S1226] Marshall Evening Chronicle, Michigan., "Centerville Man Ends Life in Jail," 10 Jun 1930, p. 1, col. 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : accessed 23 Jun 2020), citing Historicle Newspapers. (Reliability: 3), 23 Jun 2020.
      Centerville Man Ended Life in Jail
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        Centerville, Mich., June 11, --(U.P)_
        Oscar(sic George) Hafer, 52, who was captured in a swamp yesterday evening after he had shot and wounded his brother-in-law Melvin Spaid, ended his life in his cell in the county jail here sometime during the night.
        His body, hanging from the top of his cell, was found this morning. Hafer had used chains from his cell cot to form a noose.  A stool, on which he had stood while preparing the noose, had been kicked aside.
        Sheriff James E. Correll said Hafer tried to end his life when he and his deputies surrounded him in the swamp last night. Hafer was to have been arraigned today on a charge of assault with intent  to do great bodily harm.
        When arrested Hafer told officers he blamed his wife's relations for trouble they had been having.
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      from p. 1, c4 of the Marshall Evening Chronicle