Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Black Sheep Sunday - Father Is Killed When Sons Shoot

Connie is alleged to have fled to Texas after his father's death,  returning later to try to mend his relationship with his family.  Joe Kirkpatrick and his wife, Bo, were said to have tried to hide the guns in the floorboards of the house before the law arrived.  We don't know what happened to Connie, except that he was apparently in trouble with the law again a year after his father's death, according to the poster below (although it is possible that the charges on the poster are in regard to his father's death, the date is one full year later).  Family stories say that Connie returned to Alabama to try to make amends with his brother, Joe, but Joe refused to forgive him, despite Connie offering him money to do so.  After William's death, the only record of Connie is a 1920 census record in Ft. Worth, where he is a boarder in a rooming house.

1 comment:

  1. What a terrible thing this murder! It doesn't seem like the sons mourned their father or took responsibility for their actions.