States: Illinois: Coles
I recently learned of a shooting/hunting accident that killed my ggf, Edward Jeffries, on Thanksgiving Day 1900. It took place near Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois. The family was living in Herrick, IL at the time. From the scant amount of information I was given, there was a trial that followed and a man by the name of John Linder(?) was involved. My grandmother (Gertrude Jeffries Redburn Boyd) was 4 months old when her father was killed. She was given to her maternal grandparents (Redburn) to raise by her mother, Stella. This is the information I was given and I'd like help in proving or disproving it.