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J. Wilbert O'Berry - Ware & Atkinson Counties-1900-1950
Posted by: Tracy White (ID *****8200) Date: February 13, 2008 at 06:41:04
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I am looking for J.W. O'Berry (called Wilbert O'Berry) who lived in Atkinson County GA in 1931 and served as a Special Deputy Sheriff to Atkinson Sheriff Lewis White. Wilbert's family lived in Waycross GA. Wilbert was injured when moonshiners booby trapped a moonshine still in the Roundabout Swamp and his eyes were severly burned when the dynamite was exploded.

I am researching information for a book on all the deputies which were at the still when it exploded. One of the deputies, Ashbury Palmer was killed in the explosion.

Any information would be appreciated.

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