States: Texas: Lampasas
In November 1886, Franklin D. Wilkes and Dock Rasbury got in a shooting match on the streets of Lampasas. In other words they faught a duel in the fashion of the old west. Wilkes was shot in the leg. The leg had to be amputated. He died several days later. The cause of death could be the bullet wound and amputation or the effects of anesthesia on an intoxicated person. In May 1887, a jury found Rasbury not guilty of murder. Franklin D Wilkes was a former district attorney. At the time of his death he was a member of the legal firm of Matthews, Wilkes & Wood. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery near his father, Franklin Collett Wilkes.
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