Anyone know anything about the murder of George W Webb in 1925 in Newport TN

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George W Webb was murdered in 1925 in the area of Newport  Cocke County TN. I would like some info on that murder. Why and by whom if possible. Was anyone ever arrested or convicted?
in Genealogy Help by Bev Webb G2G Crew (640 points)

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name: Geo. Webb
event: Death
event date: 22 Feb 1925
event place: Newport, Cocke Co., Tennessee
gender: Male
marital status: Married
race or color: White
age: 35
estimated birth year:  
birth date: 01 Sep 1889
birthplace: Tennessee
 
father: James Webb
father's birthplace: Tennessee
mother: Miss Mary Stennett
mother's birthplace: Tennessee
occupation: Laborer
 
cemetery: Dunn

All I have is the above information on his parents and age and cemetery. 

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
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Dear Bev - Might I suggest that you call the Cocke County Courthouse (located in Newport) - the phone number for the "Records and Archives Department" is 423-456-3023.

I have found that local Public Libraries are very helpful - contact information for the Stokely Memorial Library (in Newport) is 423-623-3832.

I could only find one newspaper in Newport - "Newport Plain Talk"; contact info is 423-623-6171.  You could call and ask if they were in business in 1925, and if not, perhaps they could tell you what newspaper would have had articles about this matter.

I found your GEORGE W WEBB on the findagrave.com website - his memorial # is 48948915.  He is buried in the Dunn Cemetery in Newport.

I hope this information helps you find out the answer!  Sincerely, Melinda
by Melinda A G2G6 Mach 1 (14.4k points)
Thanks Melinda, great info.at least now I know where to go to try to get the info.              Bev
Bev - You are so welcome - glad I was able to help you!  Melinda

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