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Old 07-30-2009, 02:26 PM
PoorYorick PoorYorick is offline
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Originally Posted by Zsofia View Post
When we were down at my parents' house in Fernandina Beach, we looked around the cemeteries and found a Charles Angel, Assassinated (date) - I think the date was something like 1895 or so. We never did find out what was up with that.
I don't know if this adds anything to the discussion, but from reading newspaper accounts from around 1865, "assassinated" seems to be sometimes synonymous with the more mundane "murdered." Also, several newspaper accounts from that time used "assassination" for attempted murder, not necessarily the actual death itself, such as, "So-and-so assassinated, but expected to survive." I had to read it a couple of times the first time I saw it.

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