Feburary 1927 — Boone County Arkansas
Calvin Frederick, husband to Pearlie Ann Martin and father to Theo, Raymond, Andy, Gladys,Verna, and Clyde, was shot in his home early morning after performing at a dance the evening before. The story in the newspaper articles points the finger at the youngest son Andy. Calvin clung to life for four days before finally passing away. Charges were never filed agianst 11 year Andy. The newspaper articles leaves one to believe an investigation was never completed. Two stories have drifted through the family as to who and why Calvin was actually shot then later died in the hospital. Andy, died 3 years later while trying to jump a train back home. Pearlie died 6 years later. Her obituary states, died at home. The rest of the children went on to live full lives but the mystery remains as to what happened that faithful morning when a supposed fight erupted over unwashed dinner plates.