The Caddo Herald
September 2, 1921
M. Ray Shot by L. Porter, Dies
Manuel Ray, 27, who was shot by Lynn Porter in Porter’s Restaurant at Bokchito Saturday night, died at the Hospital here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Death resulted from three gunshot wounds fired by Porter, physicians said, and death came 20 hours after the fatal shots had been fired.
According to an eyewitness, who asked that his name be withheld, Porter fired the only shots at Ray. The witness said he entered the restaurant about 9 o’clock Saturday night. Ray was said to be intoxicated and had been throwing water on customers in the restaurant. As he entered, Ray started to throw water on him, but instead threw the cup and hit him on the nose, breaking it. Bonnie Knight, Porter’s partner, ordered Ray to leave, which the latter refused to do, and according to the witness made a rush at Knight. Porter is then said to have taken a .44 pistol off a shelf and fired three shots at Ray in rapid succession, all three taking affect in Ray’s body, one passing thorough his stomach, one in the thigh and the third in the arm. He was immediately rushed to the hospital her, mortally wounded and died twenty hours later. According to the witness, Ray did not have anything in his hand when he rushed at Knight.
Ray was taken to his home at Bokchito cemetery this afternoon. He is survived by his parents, a wife, and two little children. Porter, who is in jail charged with the murder of Ray, has a wife and four children. Ray was member of the 36th division and saw active service in the world war. Durant Democrat
J.H. Hill Killed by KATY Train
J. H. Hill was dragged several yards and killed on the KATY tracks in Durant sometime early Sunday. His body was found several hours after, horribly mangled and almost unrecognizable. Judge Hill was an eccentric character. He ran for mayor of Durant last spring, and before his death was engaged in making his campaign for governor on foot, going to various picnics and gatherings from time to time. He had been seen at Calera the night before.
He is survived by several children who live at Tom Bean and Whitewright, Tex. He was born in Kentucky, but moved to Texas at an early age. He was about 65 years old. The body was taken by two sons to Whitewright for burial.