When I originally wrote the first 5 chapters of this series elsewhere, in 2005 (READ PART 1.), several people tossed their own 2 cents in on the proceedings, and here are what they had to say:
Linda Willet, of Michigan:
I want to tell you I have had such a great time reading the story about your Grandfather Wells. I linked here from the Kentuckiana list. It was very interesting to read. I have family from Kentucky(Patton) so I tend to read everything I can about the area. Wiish you all the luck in your endeavor and hope someone can shed some more light on it for you. Am looking forward to reading more.
When Oriville said his light snapped off, he may have ment it went out, instead of falling off.
Court records should still exist to show dispensation of the case No. in question. You have every right to examine these for yourself under the freedom of information act.
Another thought, is that it was most likely a story that would be picked up by other newspapers. Try finding it in the papers of a larger city close by. They may have had a different view of the mishap.
Over 2 years went by...
Then, last week, I received a correspondence that stunned me (A happy sort of stunned, I might add!)
The Grandson of the Coroner, in my Grandfathers case, contacted me on April 24, 2008. ;-D
What he had to say will be the subject of the next chapter in this series.