Gene Notes

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thriller Thursday - More Tragedy Strikes the Bohannon Family.

I can't even imagine what the local newspapers made of the second tragic death in the Bohannon (also Bohanon) family in Crooked River. The first one I reported here and involved a toddler falling into a pot of boiling water.

This one, is the tragic, accidental death of Mary Alice "Alice" Burgess Bohannon, the mother of the unfortunate toddler. Mrs. Bohannon was shot accidentally by one of her sons.

What happened remains a mystery. I can find no further evidence of her husband and sons, Eugene, Wallace and Elliott.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes


  1. Makes you wonder if maybe mama was abusive, and neither event was an "accident."

  2. It does. Only one child of her three surviving children was alive at the time of her daughter's scalding accident in 1917. He was two. The other two sons were born after.