Farmerʼs wife shot near Superior in December of 1933


December 28, 2023

Last week’s homicide was terrible but it not the first time a domestic dispute in the Superior area ended in a shooting and a sad Christmas season for those involved.

The Superior Express reported on Dec. 21, 1933 that Mrs. T. B. Smith was hospitalized in a critical state as a result of gun shot wounds. She told authorities that her husband shot her while her adopted son, John, held her. At that time both Mr. Smith and John were being held in the county jail at Nelson.

Mrs. Smith had three bullet wounds in an arm and another in her chest, that bullet entering her right lung.

The shooting took...

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