The Caddo Herald
July 3, 1931
Clarence Tisdale, 17, Was Killed Saturday
Saturday night between 11:30 and midnight, Clarence Tisdale, 17 years old, was instantly killed in a fight which occurred at the home of Jake Rice about a mile north of town. Mr. Rice was taken to jail in Durant where he was held for investigation.
Tisdale, with two companions, had gone to the Rice home and became engaged with him in an argument over a hat and in the scrap that followed Tisdale was alleged to have been killed by two blows by an iron rod, one over the heart and the other across the back. The blow across the chest was alleged to have been the death blow. After the striking of the blow, Tisdale ran a few steps and died instantly.
Rice waived preliminary hearing set here and is held in jail bound to district court for trial.
Young Tisdale was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ade Tisdale of Atoka and had been here since the first of this year working at various jobs.
It is altogether a very regrettable affair and until further investigation is made no action has been taken against Rice.
Deceased was buried Sunday afternoon in the Caddo cemetery with the funeral held at the Baptist church with Rev. G. A. Gurley in charge.
Card of Thanks
We desire to gratefully acknowledge the many kindnesses extended, sympathy expressed and lovely tokens of flowers sent at the passing of our son, Clarence. Mr. and Mrs. Ade Tisdale, and children.