Tuesday Morning, March 12, 1928
THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN
RITES TODAY FOR MURDER VICTIM
Mysterious Killing of Rawley Galloway Remains Puzzle.
Columbia, Tenn., March 13 - (Spl)- Maury county's second mysterious murder in
ten days, the killing of William Rawley Galloway, 62 year old farmer, timber man
and stock trader, said to be quite wealthy, and somewhat of a recluse - was, as
unsolved as the Thompson killing late last night, although officers under
Sheriff W. R. Haywood have been working on the case since the finding of the
body first reported shortly after 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The mute evidence that the man had met a violent death, the blood-stained body
lying face downward, on the left-hand side of the open fireplace where his
mother met death when she fell in the blaze many years ago, was all that
officers had to work on, except such facts as they could gather about the life
of a man who kept much to himself.
All that is known is that Galloway, whose wealth is estimated by neighbors as
from $20,000 to $60,000, met his death from a blow from a blunt instrument, that
crushed in the top and back of his skull and that so far as is known, no papers
or other belongings were disturbed, and $4.25 in money that he had in his vest
pocket was unmolested.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday from the Bethlehem church. He was the son
of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Alexander Galloway and was born in the house
where he was murdered.
He is survived by three brothers, James L. Galloway of Lewisburg, C. Richard
Galloway of Silver Creek, and M. Vance Galloway of Old Berlin, Marshall county.
He was never married.