Chief Echols death certificate & Wilson N. Jones Hospital

Dr. William Veazey, of Van Alstyne, filled-out the death certificate for Chief W.L. Echols on 23 March 1929. He died at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman on the 23rd. It’s interesting that the gunfight in the alley downtown occurred at 2:40am and Chief Echols’ time of death – the next day – is also listed as 2:40am. Very much alive after the shooting, having walked himself to Dr. Veazey’s upstairs office with two gunshot wounds, did he die 48 hours to the minute after the gunfight or did Dr. Veazey list that as the time of death when his legacy was forged and passed into history?




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