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Savannah Morning News (GA)
Savannah Morning News (GA)
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Description: Lorenzo Calhoun Killed at Valentine Party

Date: February 21 1884

Newspaper published in: Savannah, GA


Page/Column: Page 1, Column 1

A correspondent of the Columbus Sun furnished the following additional information on the Harris county tragedy: "At a Valentine party in the Mountain Hill district, of this county on yesterday evening, Mr. Sam Hargett, a son of Rev. Laney Hargett, killed Mr. Lorenzo Calhoun, a son of Mr. Michael Calhoun, and brother of Mrs. W H. West, Sr., late a resident of Wynnton. Both were young men, 24 and 21 years of age respectively, and had been reared in the the neighborhood. The facts I have gathered, which may be slightly inaccurate, as I get them partly from public rumor, are as follows: Some weeks ago Miss Hargett, a sister of Sam Hargett, reported to him that Calhoun had thrown a brick at her. This was denied by Calhoun in emphatic terms. Bad feeling had existed between the two men since this charge was made, and on Thursday night, at the Valentine party, the accusation was again made, and as vigorously denied as before, Calhoun adding the statement that ‘Hargett's information was a story.’ At this the attack by Hargett took place, and young Calhoun was killed on the spot by being stabbed several times. The weapon used I could not learn. Hargett was at once captured by Flynn Hargett, Jr., a Deputy sheriff, who placed him in charge of Mr. Land, a local Constable. Hargett, the slayer, managed to escape during the night, and has not since been heard from.”

Submitted: 06/28/19

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