The Caddo Herald
September 15, 1922
Walter Lindsey Dies After Blow on Head
At Durant Saturday evening about dark Walter Lindsey of Caddo received a blow on his head from the effects of which he died at the home of Mr. Mahoney Monday.
A Mr. Crowder, grocery man, was placed in jail accused of being responsible for the death.
Not much could at first be learned of the affair. Mr. Lindsey had been patronizing the Crowder store and it seems that some trouble came up and in the resulting fight Lindsey received a blow on the head. It at first was not thought to be serious. But either it or the fall to the floor or something Lindsey had taken proved fatal.
The remains were brought to Caddo Tuesday and buried in Caddo Cemetery.
Mr. Lindsey was a farmer, living southwest of Caddo, leaves a wife and eight children; was 39 years of age, and bore a reputation for industry and success in his calling. He was a brother of W. O. Lindsey and this year received the premium for bringing the first bale of cotton to Caddo.
September 29, 1922
Crowder held for Manslaughter
E. F. Crowder was held for manslaughter in the first degree in connection with the death of Walter Lindsey here two weeks ago and allowed bond in the sum of $5,000 after preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace W. S. Archibald yesterday afternoon and this morning. W. R. Crowder was absolved of complicity in this death of Lindsey and released.
Walter Lindsey is alleged to have died from injuries received in a fight with E. F. Crowder when he was knocked down; and injured when his head struck the concrete floor. Lindsey died two days after the injury.
Crowder will be given trial in the district court in the November term. He made bond. Durant Democrat