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Re: Harve Williams/Mixon

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Cassville Republican, Thursday, July 24, 1919

Father And Son Held For Murder

Sidney And Ashley Mixon

Charged with Shooting Harve

Williams Result of Former Trouble

Sidney Mixon, aged about 40 years, and his son, Ashley, aged about 28 years, who live about 15 miles east of Cassville are charged with murder in the first degree and are under bond of $10,000 for appearance at the preliminary hearing to be held Aug. 1, for killing Harve Williams, aged about 39 years, at the home near the Mixon place, Thursday, July 17.

Williams was shot through the hand and in the front part of the neck, the ball glancing and coming to the surface near the left shoulder blade. He was shot about the middle of the forenoon and died about 8 o'clock that evening.

The Mixons report the affair to Sheriff Houston shortly after it happened and he, Deputy Sheriff Burl Reed, Prosecuting Attorney Smith and others drove to the place and brought the men to Cassville where they gave bond for appearance.

There has been trouble between the two Mixons and Williams for months. Williams lived on the McConnell place where the two Mixon families live.

The first trouble between them seems to have arisen over some farming land. Later serious trouble grew over a Billy goat owned by Williams and which Mixons say would chase their women folks. There had been many treats made between both parties lately about the goat.

A short time ago Williams had Ashley Mixon arrested for disturbing Williams' peace. Mixon plead guilty and paid his fine. Later young Mixon had Williams arrested for disturbing Mixon's peace. That trial was to have come up within a few days.

Both sides have their story of how the shooting occurred Thursday. The Mixons claim that they and Mrs. Ashley Mixon were passing the Williams place driving some calves when the Williams' goat attempted to attack Mrs. Mixon; that Ashley Mixon then shot the goat; that Williams asked his wife to bring his gun from the house and that when she was in the act of handing the gun to her husband Sidney Mixon shot at Williams with a No. 25 rifle the shot passing through the hand and entering the throat; that they carried Williams to the house and called a physician and later called the Sheriff.

Since Williams' death Mrs. Williams is the only person present when the shooting occurred except the Mixons. Williams made a statement to neighbors before he died. Mrs. Williams states that Thursday morning about nine o'clock she and her husband were out near the house trying to put a yoke on the goat which had been the cause of the trouble, when the Mixons came upon them armed; that young Mixon had a gun in each hand; that when they came upon them the Mixons said now we have you where we want you and shot Williams down.

Corner H. R. Williams held an inquest over Williams' body Saturday morning. The jury's verdict was that Williams' death was caused by a gun shot wound which was inflicted by Sidney and Ashley Mixon.

Williams' body was buried at Clio. He leaves wife but no children. He had been living in the Mixon locality since last fall.
Cassville Republican, Thursday, Aug. 7, 1919

Mixon's Hearing

Held Aug. 1 And Aug 2.

Bound over To Circuit Court

Bond $10,000. Large

Crowd Attends Preliminary. Strong Cases.

Sidney Mixon and Son, Ashley, of the Cato Community were bound over under a $10,000 bond to the November term of the Circuit court, after a preliminary hearing before Justice Sons held here Friday and Saturday; Aug. 1 and 2, upon a charge of the murder of Harve Williams at his home on the G. W. McConnell place about 15 miles east of Cassville on Thursday, July 17.

The state was represented at the hearing by Prosecuting attorney Smith and J. S. Davis. D. H. Kemp of Monett represented the Mixons.

The hearing brought to Cassville a large number of people from the eastern part of the county.

A great deal of interest has been shown in the case and he sentiment at this time is very much against the defendants.

The testimony at the preliminary was substantially the same for the state as was outlined in general at the Corner's inquest held on July 19. Mrs. Harve Williams, wife of the deceased, is the only eye witness to the murder to testify for the state. Her statement at the inquest and at the haring here Friday and Saturday was that there had been previous trouble with the Mixons; that on the morning of August 17, she and her husband were putting a yoke on the goat which the Mixons had said had been giving them trouble; that Sidney Mixon drove by in a buggy and soon Ashley Mixon and wife came upon them out of the brush in front of the Williams house and then Sidney Mixon turned back and the two Mixons, armed, said to Williams, now we have you where we want you and shot him down, then ordered her into the house at the point of a gun; that she went into the house and ran through it and over to a neighbors for help; that the Mixons then shot the goat and took a gun from the rack in the Williams home and carried it off with them.

The testimony of the defendants at the preliminary is in the main about as they have told the story before the hearing except as to the time of killing the goat which they say was just after Williams was shot.

The defense claims that in passing the Williams place on the morning of July 17, Williams ran out and raised trouble and asked his wife to bring him his gun to shoot Ashley Mixon and at this time Sidney Mixon shot Williams in defense of his son.

Some twenty or more witnesses were used at the hearing and many others not used had been subpoenaed. The hearing occupied all of Friday and Saturday until noon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Cassville Republican, Thursday, Nov. 27, 1919

Hung Jury in

Mixon Murder Case

Three Days Taken for Getting

Jury and Trail Of Case.

Large Number of Witnesses Examined

The jury in the Mixon murder case failed to reach a verdict and was discharged Sunday afternoon after deliberating over the case since seven o'clock Saturday evening.

It is said that the ballot stood 10 to 2 in favor of convicting Sidney Mixon, the father, and 9 to 3 in favor of acquitting Ashley Mixon, the son, on charges of First Degree murder.

The jury was composed of the following named men: C. D. Velton, W .C. Dickson, M.E. Miller, A.G. Garrison, D. A. Lautaret, W. E. McCormick, J. F. Balmas, Fred Cole, D. C. Tarvin, Guy Cole, C.D. Watson and Ralph Turpin.

Talking testimony began Friday afternoon and was completed Saturday a hour 3:30 o'clock. The lawyers in the case were given two and one-half hours for argument. The jury then had supper and were taken tot heir room to deliberate upon a verdict.

The state was represented by Prosecuting attorney Smith and J. S. Davis of this city. D. H. Kemp of Monett as counsel for the defense.

The state's theory of the case was that of deliberate murder, or murder in the first degree. The jury was either to find the defendants guilty of first degree murder or acquit them.

A large number of witnesses were examined on both sides and large crowds attended the trial.

Harve Williams was shot by Sidney Mixon, according to Mixon's own testimony, with a target rifle, Thursday July 17, at Williams home about 16 miles east of Cassville. Mixon's son, Ashley, was present and had a shot gun with him. The father steed on the stated on the stand that he shot Williams to keep Williams from shooting Ashley and stated that at the time he shot, Mrs. Williams was in the act of handling a gun to her husband. The Mixons acknowledged the killing but claimed it was in self defense. Mrs. Ashley Mixon was also an eye witness to the killing.

Mrs. Williams had no eye witness on her side of the case. She testified that the Mixons came to the Williams home that morning and finding Williams out some distance from the house unarmed, the Mixons said "Now we have you where we want you." and shot him down. Relaying upon her testimony said circumstantial evidence the state attempted to prove First Degree murder.

The testimony disclosed that the Mixons and Williams had been at outs, quarrelling and having each other arrested for disturbing the peace of each other for sometime past, ending in the tragedy of July 17.
Clio Cemetery, Barry Co., MO
Mar. 19, 1885
Allerton, Wayne Co., IA
July 17, 1919
Jenkins Twp., Barry Co., MO
Research News: Murdered, no headstone. Wife Ione, last name unknown. Son of James E. & Margaret Jane McGill Williams. Survived by brothers George Milton (Born 1874), Albert Arthur (born 1875), Jesse E. (born 1878), Charles E. (born 1879/80), Hugh (born 1886). Preceded in death by infant sister, Ida, born 1872. Research note: Death certificate states that the date of death as July 19, 1919, not the 17th as Linda posted. Gun Shot wound penetrated left lung, fired by Sydney Mixon. He was listed as born in Kansas City, MO. The MO Archives incorrectly listed him as Hornie Williams in their index. News item gives date of death as July 17th, age 39. Cassville Republican, Thursday, July 24, 1919
Online Newspapers
Death Certificate
Linda Williams
According to database at, Harve's wife was Hannah Ione Roberts, married Sept. 20, 1904 in Emporia, Lyon Co., KS.
Kansas State Census Collection
Census Date: 1 Mar 1905
Residence County: Lyon
Residence state: Kansas
Locality: Emporia
about Harvey Williams
Name: Harvey Williams
Birth Location: Iowa
Family Number: 257
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Race: White
Line: 6
Roll: ks1905_86
Household Member(s): Name Age
Jos E Williams 52
M J Williams 49
Geo M Williams 30
Albert Williams 28
Jesse Williams 25
Harvey Williams 21
Hugh Williams 18
Hannah Williams 23
1900 United States Federal Census
Emporia Ward 4, Lyon, Kansas
about Hannah O Roberts
Name: Hannah O Roberts
Age: 1
Birth Date: May 1879
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Emporia Ward 4, Lyon, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Robert S Roberts
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Emily M Roberts
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Robert S Roberts 42
Emily M Roberts 42
Hannah O Roberts 21
1880 United States Federal Census
Russia, Herkimer, New York
about Hannah Roberts
Name: Hannah Roberts
Age: 1
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Russia, Herkimer, New York
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Robert S. Roberts
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Emily Roberts
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Members: Name Age
Robert S. Roberts 34
Emily Roberts 35
Eunice Roberts 3
Hannah Roberts 1
Jane M. Roberts 65
William Kellem 45

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