Authorities are continuing an investigation
of the death of Sam HUNT, 50, Patoka, and Mrs. Goldie Milam, 32,
Coroner Roy Smith, who with Sheriff Calvin (Cap) Cary and Deputy Sheriff Earl Kennedy, made an investigation last night, said that HUNT shot and killed Mrs. Milam then killed himself with the revolver.
HUNT is separated from his wife, Effie. Mrs.
Milam is also said to be estranged from her husband, Albert Milam, now of
Notes found by Sheriff Cary have been turned over to Coroner Smith. Mrs. Milam was shot through the side and HUNT shot himself just above his right ear, the bullet going through his head.
When the authorities arrived at the cottage, they found the bodies in a pool of blood on the floor of the house.
Sheriff Cary said that at last night, Bill Decker and Roy Morrison, both of Patoka, came to the county jail and told him that HUNT had killed Mrs. Milam. The sheriff said that Decker and Morrison told him that while they were in the HUNT residence, HUNT, in an intoxicated condition, had told Mrs. Milam "I'd shoot you for 35 cents." HUNT went into another room and obtained the gun. Mrs. Milam threw some money on a table, HUNT pointed the gun at her, then in the presence of Decker and Morrison, shot the woman through the side, the sheriff said. Decker and Morrison thought HUNT and Mrs. Milan ____ _____ mood, the sheriff said they told him.
According to the sheriff, Decker and Morrison told HUNT they were going to obtain the sheriff. When the two men, with Sheriff Cary and Deputy Kennedy, arrived at the scene, HUNT was likewise dead, having shot himself in the head with the 25 minutes space of time between death of Mrs. Milam and arrival of the officers and two men at the house.
Frank Wilkins and Mrs. Lawrence Jones, neighbors, went to the HUNT house after the shots were fired. Marshall John WILSON, of Patoka, was notified.
HUNT listed as a laborer, was also know for a number of years as a fisherman, hunter and trapper. He was a lifelong Gibson county resident. Mrs. Milam is said to have visited him numerous times during the past few months.
Funeral services for HUNT will be held at Wednesday afternoon at the Pfohl Funeral home, in this city, with burial in Patoka cemetery. The remains are at Pfohl's until the funeral hour, where friends may call.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glendale Moore,
The remains of Mrs. Milam were brought here
to the Colvin & Son Funeral home last night and were taken this afternoon
to the Roy D. Short Funeral home at
Surviving, besides the husband, Albert of Vincennes, are her mother, Mrs. Bertha ARNOLD, Mt. Carmel; four brothers: Charles and Herschell Moore, Mt. Carmel; George Moore, Vincennes, and Bryant Moore, Springfield, ILL.; a sister, Hortense ARNOLD, Paxton, ILL.
Per record of death, Samuel Thornton HUNT
Robert HUNT of
Recorded locally in book No.
H-44 Page No 112 Filed
Per Jean WILSON, at one time Sam lived at
In the Gibson Co., IN marriages, on page 144
there is a listing for Samuel HUNT, married
Sam lived in Patoka on
contributed by Janet (Elliott)