Mary Ann (Weaver) Jones
Anna (Baird) Howe:
On April 8, 1903,
James Isaac Jones
was killed by a neighbor over a border line dispute between them.
Both were sheep ranchers. The neighbor called over to James to
"come on over, let's talk this over." Both men had workers with
them. James got off his horse and walked up to the neighbor who
shot and killed James in cold blood. The neighbor gave the order
to plant a gun on James, so he could plead a self-defense case,
but James's workers prevented that act and stood guard over his
body while one rode off to get the sheriff.
Laura did not know her neighbor by sight, but another friend did,
One of James's workers was Fred Cottingim,
of the overall
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