Several descendants had wondered about the details & rumors were spread–both then & now–but again, nobody in the family had ever found these newspaper articles! These Carson City, Nevada newspapers were not only online, but they had also been indexed online many years ago!
Priscilla Clark Pickett Wilford: News articles on her murder!
Roger Porter – Update May 2005
All these articles are from the Carson Daily Appeal, from July to December 1869. Many thanks to Karl Sala for his research. See his credit at the end of this file. And many thanks to Robert Leon Read for forwarding this info to us to include here!
7 July: “Shocking Murder or Suicide: About two o’clock yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Pricilla (sic) Wilford, residing at Clear Creek, about four miles from Carson, was found dead in her house, with her throat cut….