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Scott County, Virginia
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|GATE CITY HERALD
Contributed by Don Lane
William E. “Bill” Darnell, was killed late Saturday evening
when struck by a car driven by Irvine Quillin, at the same place where
young Myrtle McNutt was fatally injured the last of January, on the Gate
City-Kingsport highway two miles south of here.
Darnell, with his son, C. E. Darnell, was with J. R. Beverly in the
car of the latter on his way to
in Front of Car
The killed man’s son said that he
started to grab his father as the latter seemingly did not see the
approach of the Quillin car. He
said that his father seemed to jump just before he was struck.
Young Quillin was driving a 1927 model Chevrolet touring car.
With him was his father, Jim E. Quillin, and Joe Kilburn.
They were on their way to their homes near Hiltons, seven millet
Quillin placed the fatally injured man in his car and started to
Irvine Quillin was released on $500 bond shortly after the
accident, pending a preliminary hearing here next Saturday.
He said that he did not see Darnell until he felt the impact of his
car as it struck him, and that the was traveling about thirty miles an
Mr. Darnell has been a farmer all his life.
His wife died several months ago.
Since that time he has been living with his son, C. E. Darnell, in
Surviving are two sons; C.
Rev. J. B. Craft, pastor of the First Baptist
Dismissed Against Fulkerson District Boy In Connection With Accident
Darnell was fatally injured as he stepped from behind the taxi
belonging to J. R. Beverly into the road and in front of the Quillin car
traveling in the opposite direction.
Darnell, with his son, C. E. Darnell, and Mr. Beverly was on his
Magistrates Bledsoe, Catron, and Quillin heard the evidence along with county attorney Sergent who ordered the manslaughter charge dismissed since testimony revealed Darnell’s death accidental.
At the Midway Reunion, Mr. R. L. Elliott of
William Elliott and wife Kincannon, parents of Landon, F. K., Mike
and Bill came from
Landon Elliott first married a Miss Cox, to this union a daughter, Lou
Emma married Ramey. Landon
next married Rhoda Kilgore, to this union were born Harland, Hampton,
Boyd, Ewell, Alva, Rebecca, Margaret, and Almedia.
F. K. Elliott married
Mike Elliott married a lady by the name of Cox; boys of the family
were Rev. Vance, Ellington, Emory; the girls were Nancy, Sarah, Margaret,
Louisa and Mary.
Bill Elliott never married. Emory
married McConnell, and was the father of Robt. L. Elliott, and Lucy who
married N. B. Culbertson.
The Elliotts are a numerous family in
Sir John Eliot, in the reign of Charles I; was among the greatest
of English statesmen. At
different times he was confined in the tower but Eliot’s brave assertion
of the independence of parliament was finally confirmed, never again to be
In the early part of the 17th century John Eliot, “The
Apostle of the Indians of North America,” translated the whole Bible
into the Indian language, using the Mohican dialect which was spoken by
the aborigines of
Marion Evans assumed the literary name of George Eliot in her
authorship of “Adam Bede” (1858) and “The Mill on the Floss,”
(1860). Charles W. Eliot,