Title: Marian Whaley Wride Bolhuis, Granddaughter of Elsie Whaley, 9/1/2004 1930 Census
Note: From Marian Wride Bolhuis on September 20, 2004: Pervis (Pat) marriedPeggy for a short time and then they were divorced. WHALEY FAMILY: Prepared by Marian (Whaley) Wride Bolhuis, about 1990. Pervis (Pat) married Peggy for a short time before they divorced and hadno children. Letter from Marian Wride Bolhuis, September 27, 2004 I'm enclosing copies of the articles when Hollis, Emma, and Pat all died.This was in June 1957. We got the telephone call from Rutus, wife ofGeorge, and then Mom let the rest of the relatives up here know. One ofthe Taylor's went down for the Funeral and brought back the newspaperarticles for Mom. BERSERK YAZOO VET KILLS DAD, MOM, SELF, Brain Was Injured During WorldWar II Yazoo City, Miss. (Special) - A "nice-looking" World War II veteran, whowas known as an expert with a rifle and who formerly lived in Jackson,shot and killed his unsuspecting mother and father at their farm homenear here Tuesday night and then took his own life. Deputy Sheriff, W. T.Stubblefield said Pat Taylor, 44, fatally shot his mother, Mrs. H. E.Taylor, 68, as she sat in a chair in one bedroom, killed his father inthe same room and then went into an adjoining bedroom and killed himself.The tragedy was not discovered until Wednesday morning. Mrs. Taylor'sbody was found still in the chair, a cigarette in her hand. Her husbandwas on the floor nearby. Both had been shot in the head. Officers saidthat after the killing, Taylor went to his bedroom, spread papers on thefloor and lay on them before placing a .22 automatic caliber rifle intohis mouth and pulling the trigger. Bob Taylor, An uncle of the veteran,found the bodies about 10:00 a.m. when he went to visit his brother andsister-in-law. (Accorrding to Marian Bolhuis, Oct. 23, 2004, the personwho found the bodies was Robert Stevens, the brother of Emma, Pats'uncle). Robert lived in an old slave cabin on the property and came tothe house for many of his meals) Taylor, who had been married anddivorced twice, had no children. He and his second wife, the formerLaverne Atkinson, resided on Nimitz Street in Jackson six years ago. Nomotive was attributed for the murder. Coroner Holloway ruled Taylor'sdeath resulted from "self-inflicted gunshot wounds and that his parentsdied of wounds "inflicted by unknown persons." He added that "it's quiteobvious what happened, but no one saw it." The son "surprised his folks,shooting his mother in the head from the back," he said. "A cigarette shewas smoking was still in her hand when we found her." Holloway said thatthe father evidently "got up from his chair at the sound of the shot. Hisbody lay on the floor by his chair." The Taylors resided in a large whitehouse near Benton on Highway 16. Taylor had been in and out of veterans hospitals at Jackson and Gulfportsince the end of the war and had been living with his parents for thepast year. He was known as a likeable, friendly sort of person. Friends said Taylor suffered brain injuries in the Pacific during the warwhen a hand grenade exploded near him. They reported that his mother onlylast week had reported she would resist any effort to have him returnedto a veterans hospital for further treatment, saying, "I would rather bedead." Doctors who examined the bodies said the shootings apparentlyoccurred between 8 p.m. and midnight Tuesday. Surviving the veteran are three brothers, George Taylor, operator of theT and T Auto Supply and Appliance store here, and Roy and Bill Taylor.
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