Dallas Morning News - 13 Oct 1936
Six Men Jailed in Mystery Death
Special to the News. Sherman, Tex., Oct.12 -
Grayson and Cooke County officers Monday were holding six men in
connection with the mysterious slaying of Fred Noles, 65 , of Tioga, found
shot to death Saturday night on his farm west of Tioga. The farm is just
inside the Cooke County line close to the Junction of Grayson , Cooke and
Deputy Sheriff John Evridge of Grayson County said he believed Noles
was slain by members of a liquor ring thought to be operating near Tioga.
He said it was possible Noles was shot because of his probably knowledge
of the gang's operations. Four of the men arrested were being held in the
Cooke County jail at Gainesville and two were being held here.
Charles of possession of nontax paid whisky were filed in Cooke
County Court Monday against three of the men, it was reported from Gainesville.
Funeral services for Noles were held Monday.
Dallas Morning News -17 Oct 1936
Tioga Farmer Placed in Jail After Slaying
Gainesville, Texas - Oct 16--
Claud Kennedy , 40, Tioga Farmer, remained in the Cooke County Jail
Friday night, charged with murder in a complaint filed in Justice Court,
after one effort to obtain his release on bond failed.
Kennedy, was charged with slaying Fred Noles, 65, of Tioga Saturday.
Sheriff Luther McCollum set Kennedy's appearence bond for grand
jury investigation at $2,000 and paper were prepared but one of the bondsmen
withdrew bail finally was approved.
Dallas Morning News 28 Feb 1938
Three Men Quizzed in Murder Investigation
Gainesville, Texas, Feb 27-
Three men are in the Cooke County Jail for questioning in connection
with the weird story of one of them, accusing the other two with a murder
in Cooke County in the last eighteen months.
Sheriff Luther McCullum took into custody one of the men who was
living in a dugout near Terrell. He had been advised by the Sheriff at
Tyler that the man said his two brothers-in-law had committed the
murder. Then the brothers were arrested south of Tyler by Sheriff McCollum.
The accuser said he was threatened with a knife if he said anything
the murder which he maintains the brothers committed in a holdup which
yielded several dollars.
The Sheriff's department is working on two unsolved murders, Fred
Noles, 65 of Tioga was found shot to death on his farm in Southeast Cooke
County near the Grayson County line Oct. 10, 1936. There was no evidence
Earl G. Kerr, postmaster at Woodbine, was found shot to death near
his store on Dec. 22, 1936. His empty purse was found by a railroad section
worker several days later some distance from the scene.
Death Cert info -birth date matches but death date on the cert is
12 Oct 1936. He was born in Ala. son of William & Fannie Nichols
Noles ( she was born in Ala. )