Didn't know if you had seen this. Man, hell of a way to go if he had succeeded. I guess only fitting considering how his wife went.
St. Johnsbury Caledonian. volume, May 29, 1896, Page 8, Image 8
The Wheelock Murderer. Marshall Way, the Wheelock wife murderer, who is in the St. Johnsbury jail, still refuses to retain counsel and acts extremely sorry for the deed though he is ready to be tried for it. On Friday morning he attempted suicide by trying to shut the iron door of his cell hard enough to crush his skull. As he was handcuffed he could not get enough leverage on the door, and only succeeded in hurting him self pretty hard. Since then he has been under guard. On Monday morning he was brought before Justice Worcester and waived examination. He was bound over to the grand jury without bail. Sheriff Sulloway and state s Attorney Taylor have examined witnesses very carefully at Wheelock and also talked freely with Mr Way. Our account of the affair last week was substantially correct, with the exception of the fact that the custody of the child had no part in the murder. The difficulty which was of long standing came to a crisis over the division of the property. It was the money involved that led Mr. Way to commit the dreadful deed.
I have to keep reminding myself when I go "mowing the rows" that each and every marker has a story that goes with it. They all get lost when I am snapping away...it is not until I come in and load them and research that I am reminded of that. Some are absolutely amazing stories...some are very sad.
RE: Alfred Filmer Barbara, Yes, you have duplicated both Alfred Filmer and Anne Maria (Betts) Filmer. If you compare the two memorials for both of these you will see that the photo I took in 2008 when I visited the graves is a clearer, sharper photo. Also, you will notice that both birth date and birth place for both on the memorials you have had posted are incomplete! Also the death place is also incomplete on both of them. Instead of me deleting my first posted memorials that are more complete except for the bio notes, why don't I add the bio notes to the ones I have ( I will acknowledge that the notes came from you) and then you delete yours.
RE: Whitton family Thanks for adding the cemetery name. I found Almyra to be a bit of a mystery in my searching last night as well, though I recently did an entry on a "Myra" who turned out to be really named "Almira" so maybe looking for "Myra" would yield something that Almyra hasn't as yet. Not sure if that will be a fruitful search or not, but food for thought. Good luck! If I stumble upon anything else in my searches for other things, I'll let you know.
RE: Whitton family No problem. Please don't forget to update his cemetery info though. I'm working on documenting all of Woodlawn and I may create another duplicate memorial, as I did originally, if I don't see him listed when I double check my stuff later on. It was purely a fluke that I noticed your memorial for him this time around! Thanks much!