Memphis, TX Shooting Accidents, May 1934

School Teacher Is Badly Wounded

By The Associated Press

Memphis, Texas, May 23. – Miss Ella Mae BAKER, a school teacher at Salisbury, near here, was accidentally shot and probably fatally wounded by a 17-year-old girl student in the teacherage (sic) here late today.

Marie RICH, pupil, was fingering a rifle found in a corner of the room when it accidentally discharged, a bullet striking Miss BAKER in the head.

Miss BAKER, formerly of Dallas, was rushed to a hospital here. Physicians held little hope for her recovery.

Abilene Morning News, Abilene, TX 24 May 1934


Second Accidental Shooting Reported With The Same Gun

Memphis, Texas, May 24. – By a peculiar coincidence, Lyrel DAVIS, 21, was shot in the head late today with the same gun which fired a bullet into the head of Miss Ella Mae BAKER, a school teacher, yesterday.

Miss DAVIS was accidentally shot by a 17-year-old girl pupil at a school gathering in the teacherage. (sic) She is not expected to live.

Today Lyrel DAVIS, brother of Garvis DAVIS, owner of the gun, was fishing near here when a companion fired the shot into the water. It glanced and struck young DAVIS between the eyes. His injuries were not described as serious.

Abilene Morning News, Abilene, TX 24 May 1934