On this date in our extended family history . . . the 12th day of September . . . in the year 1892 . . . the news is reporting that Sheriff John T. Olive has been shot while waiting to catch a train at the Echo depot in Bell County, Texas . . . this Sheriff Olive is a 3rd cousin four times removed to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . one of the news reports about that shooting is as follows . . .
The Galveston Daily News.
Vol. 51, No. 172, Ed. 1.
Monday, September 12, 1892
GEORGETOWN, TEX., Sept. 11. -- A gloom has been cast over the city since early this morning when the news first reached here that Sheriff John T. Olive had been dangerously and probably fatally wounded at Echo in Bell county last night by receiving the contents of a shotgun in the body while waiting on the platform for the southbound train. Great crowds of people have stood around the telephone, all talking to parties at Taylor, where Mr. Olive now lies in a dying condition. His family has gone to his bedside. John T. Olive is about 40 years of age, and has lived in this county since boyhood. He was elected sheriff of this county in 1884 and re-elected in 1886. In 1888 he refused to make the race; was again elected in 1890 and is now the nominee of the democratic party for re-election. Perhaps he has caused more criminals to be brought to justice than any man of his age in the state.