_David ALLEY ________ | (1791 - 1871) _William Asa ALLEY __| | (1823 - ....) | | |_Sarah HAMMOND ______ | (1797 - 1885) | |--Mary L ALLEY | (1850 - ....) | _John HEDRICK _______ | | (1785 - 1870) |_Angeline HEDRICK ___| (1827 - 1900) | |_Elizabeth HOPPESS __ (1787 - 1858)
_____________________________ | _William Arthur BROWN _| | (1893 - 1971) m 1918 | | |_____________________________ | | |--Garland Edith BROWN | (1924 - 2009) | _John Henry NUCKELS _________+ | | (1861 - 1934) m 1883 |_Martha Annie NUCKELS _| (1898 - 1978) m 1918 | |_Catherine Malissa FLETCHER _ (1860 - 1929) m 1883
__ | _Richard C KELLEY ___| | | | |__ | | |--Elwood Watson KELLEY | (1902 - 1956) | __ | | |_Lillie TILLER ______| | |__
_Clarence Lee KING _____+ | (1907 - 1984) _Clarence Lee KING ______| | (1927 - 1990) | | |_Druzella SMITH ________+ | (1906 - 2001) | |--Rex Allen KING | (1959 - ....) | _Thomas Newton BLEVINS _+ | | (1896 - 1980) |_Malvory Jewell BLEVINS _| (1933 - 2000) | |_Myrtle E SAYLOR _______+ (1898 - 1976)
___________________________ | _George LONG ________________| | (1849 - ....) m 1867 | | |___________________________ | | |--Vinen O LONG | (1880 - ....) | _Harden P NUCKLES _________+ | | (1809 - 1881) m 1835 |_Theodocia Victoria NUCKLES _| (1851 - 1914) m 1867 | |_Elizabeth Kindred RUNYON _+ (1812 - 1889) m 1835
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__________________________ | _William Randolph "Billy" MOSBY _| | (1849 - 1923) m 1874 | | |__________________________ | | |--Kate M MOSBY | (1885 - ....) | _Andrew Broaddus NUCKOLS _+ | | (1818 - 1875) m 1841 |_Mary Olivia NUCKOLS ____________| (1855 - 1936) m 1874 | |_Martha Jane GEORGE ______+ (1823 - 1863) m 1841
_Charles Dickenson NUCKOLLS _+ | (1865 - 1935) m 1895 _James Starr NUCKOLLS _____| | (1898 - 1970) m 1921 | | |_Emma Jane "Jennie" STARR ___+ | (1879 - 1967) m 1895 | |--Charles Davner "C D" NUCKOLLS | (1922 - 1944) | _Mitchell SPICER ____________ | | |_Harriett "Hattie" SPICER _| (1894 - 1988) m 1921 | |_Mary Allie MASON ___________
_William Clayton NUCKOLLS _+ | (1892 - 1962) m 1919 _John Clayton NUCKOLLS _| | (1923 - 2010) m 1948 | | |_Dona Lucinda MURPHY ______+ | (1896 - 1962) m 1919 | |--David Paul NUCKOLLS | (1959 - 2012) | _Leopold DROZDOWSKI _______ | | |_Anna D DROZDOWSKI _____| (1924 - 2007) m 1948 | |_Blanche CHERUBIN _________
_____________________ | ___________________________________| | | | |_____________________ | | |--Richard Allen (Allie) "R.A." NUCKOLLS | (1880 - 1915) | _Richard NUCKOLLS ___+ | | (1835 - 1911) m 1855 |_Martha Frances "Fannie" NUCKOLLS _| (1857 - 1930) | |_Lucinda D LILLARD __ (1831 - 1904) m 1855
NA Film Number T9-1259 Page Number 344A
Richard NUCKALLS Self M Male W 45 TN Farm
L. D. NUCKALLS Wife M Female W 49 TN Keeping Hou se VA VA
M. F. NUCKALLS Dau S Female W 22 TN At Lo
W. A. NUCKALLS Sister S Female W 19 TN At Lo
S. J. NUCKALLS Dau S Female W 14 TN At Lome TN TN
Allen NUCKALLS GSon S Male W 4Mo TN At Lome TN TN
Lewis NUCKALLS Other S Male B 17 TN Laborer TN TN
1900 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Allie Nuckolls (Male)
Home in 1900: Civil District 14, Hardeman, Tennessee
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Tennessee TN TN
Relationship to head-of-house: Boarder
Born 2/1880 living with William Vaughn
_William Swift NUCKOLLS __+ | (1843 - 1887) m 1874 _Alexander Heath NUCKOLLS _| | (1882 - 1967) m 1910 | | |_Margaret Frances KINZER _ | (1855 - 1936) m 1874 | |--Ruth Viola NUCKOLLS | (1923 - 2004) | _William LUNDY ___________ | | |_Sarah Lou Ella LUNDY _____| (1896 - 1987) m 1910 | |_Anna Liza RAMEY _________
Old Town Magisterial District, Grayson, Virginia, 76 Pilot Rd, own $1000 home
A H Nuckles M 58 head (x) 7g, same res 1935
Ella Nuckles F 46 wife, md, 7g
Jessie Nuckles F 20 dau, 4h, stenographer in law office, 1939 $500
Rosemand Nuckles F 17 dau 3h
Ruth Nuckles F 15 dau 2h
Robert Nuckles M 14 son 1h
Thelma Nuckles F 11 dau 5g
Serah Nuckles F 9 dau2g
Norma Nuckles F 5 dau
Floyd Nuckles M 3 son
_James Alexander NUCKOLLS _+ | (1796 - 1875) m 1817 _Alexander Burruss NUCKOLLS _| | (1830 - 1900) m 1850 | | |_Nancy Anne BURRUSS _______+ | (1790 - 1848) m 1817 | |--Sarah "Sally" Azalee NUCKOLLS | (1870 - 1914) | ___________________________ | | |_Terrissa Emma SMITH ________| (1832 - 1921) m 1850 | |___________________________
_Hardin Duke NUCKOLS _____+ | (1808 - 1879) m 1830 _Oswald Herbert NUCKOLS ______| | (1850 - 1918) m 1878 | | |_Jane Ambler JONES _______+ | (1809 - 1866) m 1830 | |--Alexina Bootwright NUCKOLS | (1880 - ....) | _William BOATWRIGHT ______ | | (1820 - ....) |_Cecelia Czorilda BOATWRIGHT _| (1849 - 1895) m 1878 | |_Alexina Caroline PEGRAM _+ (1826 - 1878)
The Annals & History of Henrico Parish, Diocese of Virginia pg 214 Communicants of St Johns Church 1860-1903 pg 329
St John's Church Baptisms
Feb 22, 1895 - Alexina Bootwright, son of O.H. and C.C. Nuchols (adult); born April 25, 1880
_Milo Claiborn NUCKOLS ___+ | (1806 - 1884) m 1829 _Samuel NUCKOLS _____| | (1847 - 1922) m 1877| | |_Louisa Lewis SHORTRIDGE _ | (1811 - 1903) m 1829 | |--Alfred Milton NUCKOLS | (1886 - 1948) | _William HORTON __________ | | |_Louvisa M HORTON ___| (1847 - 1916) m 1877| |_Mary Louisa MOORE _______
 Alfred M Knuckles 23 Lodging, Carpenter For Mining Co
Name: Alfred Milton Nuchols
City: Not Stated County: Yuma
State: Arizona Birth Date: 17 Feb 1886
Race: White Roll: 1522653 DraftBoard: 0
Alfred Milton Nuckols Star Rt Yuma, AZ
Age 32 born Feb 17 1886 self emp farmer
Wife Lois Conger Nuckols
Tall, med build, brn eyes, brn hair
Alfred M Nuckols, head, 37 TX MO IN Own Home W Mortgage, farmer
Lois E, wife, 39 NE NY PA
Index to the Great Register of San Diego, CA Oak Grove Precinct
Nuckols, Alfred M, Oak Grove, Aguanga, Immigration Officer, no Party
Nuckols Mrs Lois C ,Oak Grove, Aguanga, hsw, Dem
San Diego Evening Tribune Aug 20, 1924
Rescue Couple From Death on Desert
While riding over their territory in an automobile, Alfred M Nuckols and Peter Kerr Jr, United States immigrations inspectors stationed in the vicinity of Warner's Springs, recently rescued a Los Anglels man, 56 years old, who gave his name as Forfaith, when the latter was near death from lack of water, according to reports received here. Forfaith's lips were cracked and dried and his tongue swollen from lack of water when the officers came upon him, it was stated. The dramatic rescue was made in the pass southwest of Warner's known as the "Narrows". Forfaith had traveled a long distance on foot and was 12 mils from water when found. After reviving Forfaith, the officers were told the elderly's mans wife was ina car several miles in the direction from which he had traveled, buried to the axle in the sands. The nearly exhausted man stated that he had left the car in search of water and help, leaving the little water left in the canteen in the possession of his wife. She was found in much better condition than her husband. Nuckols and Kerr aided in pulling the car from the sand, and the party returned to Warner's. After a brief rest, Forfaith and his wife returned to Los Angeles.
San Diego Evening Tribune
Love Affair Said Cause of Fatal Duel
James A McClenney, ex-serviceman, 32, loyal to his wife and mother of this two young children, although her affections had been won from him, was willing to fight to death to avenge a trifling with those affections and he died so doing yesterday afternoon in a pistol duel with Alfred M Nuckols, a U S immigration inspector of the border patrol, according to the story told by the wife of the dead man. The duel occurred just north of Encinitas, with Nuckols inside MCClenney's Tudor Ford sedan and McClenney standing on the ground beside the opened door. Mrs McClenney and the two McCelnney children also were in the car, terrified witnesses of the tragedy, but escaped injury, except that Mrs McClenney bears a slight wound on the forehead, from either a bump or a grazing bullet. McClenney died with eight bullet wounds in his body, and Nuckols is in the naval hospital with four wounds that are not regarded dangerous.
Telling an apparently straight-forward story, Mrs McClenney recited the events leading up to the tragedy and the details of that to Deputy Sheriff Oliver Sexson. She and Nuckols who formerly was stationed at Aguanga in Riverside County, just over the San Diego county line, where McClenney operated a store and served as postmaster had met at a dance and he squeezed her hand, she said, and she resented it. But he did it again when he bought something at the store, and again she resented it, but he persistently paid his attentions, with flattery, until she found herself infatuated with him.
Finally, evidently much in love with each other, they agreed to obtain divorces, for Nuckols has a wife and two children, just as she had a husband and two children. Then Nuckols was moved to station at Del Mar. Letters passed and one of Mrs McClenneys fell into the hands of Mrs Nuckols, who, according to Mrs McClenney, induced Nuckols to promise to break off his new love affair. Nuckols, however, went to Mrs McClenney and told her he had no intention of giving her up, but asked her to proceed with their plans for divorce and marriage. Soon after this meeting, she said, she received a letter from Mrs Nuckols declaring that Nuckols had been on his knees to her and threatened to publish to the world the faithlessness of Mrs McClenney.
Now despising Nuckols, Mrs McClenney told all to her husband, and as soon as they could get someone to watch the store and post office took their children in their car and started for Del Mar to see Nuckols and obtain an explanation. He and she each carried a Remington automatic revolver holding eight shells, including one in the barrel. Approaching Encinitas, a motorcycle with sidecar, drivien by Nuckols, with R C Osborne, a fellow border patrolman of Nuckols' in the side car, passed by their automobile, and McClenney called to Nuckols, who stopped, and, leaving Osborne, walked back toward the automobile which McClenney had stopped.
"There are some things we would like to get straightened out," McClenney is quoted as having said to Nuckols, walking with him to the car, where Mrs McClenney and the children were. There, Mrs McClenney moved over into the driver's seat, and McClenney asked Nuckols to get into the rear seat with the children, so that they might talk things over. As Nuckols started to get into the car, McClenney seized Nuckols' revolver and threw it out on the ground, meanwhile telling his wife to keep Nuckols, "covered". While she sat with pistol in hand, Nuckols fumbled with the tip seat as if having difficulty in getting into the rear, and suddenly grabbed the pistol from Mrs McClenney. Whether Nuckols fired first at McClenney, the wife could not say, but her husband immediately drew his pistol when Nuckols seized hers- and both the automatics were emptied by the men at each other. Nuckols probably saved himself fatal wounds by dodging from side to side as he pumped the gun empty in the duel, Mrs McClenney said. His wounds are in the shoulder, thigh, and pelvis. As silence followed the fusillade, Mrs McClenney asked of Nuckols, "Is that gun empty?" and he answered it was, and threw it on the ground as she demanded. At the same instant her husband, who had remained standing at the car door momemtarily, fell to the ground. Osborne, at the sound of shots, had hastened to the car and quickly "covered" Nuckols with his own weapon, placing him under arrest.
McClenney, taken to the Charles I Berry undertaking house in Oceanside, was examined by Coroner S C Kelly, who found eight bullet wounds in him. Two of these were in his chest. Others were in his arms and thighs and one bullet had severed two fingers of his right hand that held his gun.
Wounds Not Fatal
Nuckols was taken to a drug store at Encinitas, where Dr D B Van Wagenen removed two bullets, and was later brought in a navy ambulance to the naval hospital, as a public service patient. Mrs Nuckols, notified of the shooting soon after its occurrence hurried to Encinitas and accompanied her husband to the hospital. At the hospital this morning it was said that Nuckols appeared to be recovering and his wounds are not regarded as fatal. Coroner S C Kelly said he expected to visit the hospital and obtain Nuckols' statement regarding the shooting some time today. Nuckols, weak from his wounds and loss of blood, was able to gasp out to Osborne only that McClenney had told his wife to "cover" him and he then seized the weapon from her hand. His story regarding the alleged love affair is yet to be obtained. C G Selleck of the district attorney's office began an investigation of the tragedy this morning. Mrs McClenney was held overnight in the county jail, while the two McClenny children were given into custody of the probation office. It was regarded likely, because of the straightforward nature of her statement and the fact that the children need her care, that she will be released from jail sometime during the day. Sworn statements of the love tragedy, due at a coroner's inquest, will be had early next week. Coroner Kelly saying the inquest probably will be held next Tuesday depending upon the recovery of Nuckols and the availability of evidence at that time. The inquest will be held at the Berry undertaking house in Encinitas, Kelly said.
San Diego Evening Tribune
Husband 'Too Good to Live' Says Wife Who Tells Story- Of 'Affair' With Officer
Photo: (paperport nuckols)
Mrs Georgianna Ione McClenney, central figure in the alleged back country romance and the fatal duel that followed yesterday afternoon when her husband was shot to death by Immigration Officer Alfred M Nuckols.
By Lena Falk Gjertsen
"He was too good to live."
"It wasn't my time-that is why I am alive."
This is the philosophy of Mrs James McClenney who sits in the county jail, held as a witness in the duel yesterday on the road just north of Encinitas, in which her husband was killed and her alleged faithless sweetheart, Alfred M Nuckols, was severely wounded. Dry-eyed, she sits waiting to answer any questions which are put to her. She answers in a clear, firm manner, which comes strangely from so petite and tiny person. She is only 23 years old and has been married five and one half years. She was not yet 18 when she became the bride of McClenney, and she had not known men much. She has borne McClenney two children, a girl and a boy, aged 4 and 5 years. In spite of this she is like a child herself. In her plain black gown, silk stockings which cover ankles as slender as a dancer's and her satin, high-heeled slippers, she is dressed as she had prepared herself to go to demand reparation from the man "who had turned her down." She was prepared for him, and her husband knew that she was. He had told her, "If you must shoot-don't shoot to kill- hit him in the shoulder before he can get you." "He has treated you like a dirty dog, and if he has spoken of you to his wife, like she says, make him get down on his knees and tell her- in front of you- that it is a lie." Thus, McClenney stood by his wife.
Started Month Ago
It all started just a month ago. Nuckols was what she described as a "man with a way with him." A few squeezes of the hand-which she strongly resented- a few attempted kisses- then a yielding to the kisses, and she was prepared to divorce her husband-leave her two children and take up life with Nuckols He had a wife and one child which he swore he was willing to give up. All this took place in the small settlement of Aguenga, where the McClenneys had a store and the post office. Nuckols, an immigration officer, often passed that way. "Just at the time McClenney began having "something on his mind;" he had a bad stomach and he was morose and not "like himself." ThenNuckols moved to Del Mar, and letters passed back and forth.
"It was sort of agreed that we would each get a divorce and go together. I had never yielded to him, and I guess when he found out he could not go any further, that is why he wrote saying, 'It was all off.' He had gone back to his wife and had told her of me, " said Mrs McClenney. When I showed my husband this letter it was the first that he knew of the affair. He said he 'didn't blame me'; that I was 'too young and didn't know what I was getting into'; but that if Nuckols had treated me like that he should be made to take it back on his bended knees in front of his wife. So we started to Del Mar. We each had a gun. I have never had a permit to carry one, but up there, driving alone so often, it is different, you need one sometimes.
Prepared For Tragedy
So they put the two little children in the back seat of the family Ford and drove off to the tragedy. Both expecting that there probably would be one, and prepared for it. After a short month of a rather colorless romance, Mrs McClenney is left a widow, having lost a devoted husband; the two children are fatherless, with their lives marred early by tragedy. "What will you do now? Have you had training in the business that you can run it alone?" Mrs McClenney was asked. "I only helped him; he did everything. That is, the books and the buying. But I shall return to the store and the post office. "
No fear of what her neighbors would say because "everyone had thought the McClenney's such a devoted couple and liked them." There will be a pension from the government as McClenney was an ex-service man; there is a small insurance; their home is almost paid for, and there is the store and the post office. Yes, she would go it alone.
Has Learned Lesson
"If Nuckols recovers and should want to return to you, what would you do?"
"Never! Never again. I have learned my lesson."
Friends of five years standing were at the jail waiting to take her to their home in the back country and protect her from further thoughts. They want to help her get her mind away from the tragedy. They have a family of children of their own, but want to take the two children out, too, so the mother may be with them.
"We never dreamed anything like this could possibly happen to the Macs. We visited with them a long while last summer and they were so devoted. Well I suppose it just had tob e." Thus spoke the woman friend also.
Fate certainly dealt a heavy blw to little Mrs McClenney a short month of intrigue, and she is taking it standing up but she says, :I've got to stand up now. When I break, I will go all to pieces."
San Diego Evening Tribune
State May Prosecute Duel Survivor After Inquest Next Monday
Though fate decided Mrs McClenney's love affair against her lwful husband in favor of her fickle married lover when they emptied automatic pistols at each other, the people, as represented by a jury of 12, probably will add their judgment in the name of the state of California.
Acting District Attorney C G Selleck stated this morning that there is no authority for a reported 'statement' that there will be no prosecution of Alfred M Nuckols, immigration officer, who survived the close-range duel with James A McClenney Thursday afternoon. Selleck is in charge of the case, and said he has given of the case and said he has given no indication nor statement that prosecution will be lacking.
Preliminary to any formal charges by the state, a coroner's jury will hear much of the evidence available and pass judgment upon the cause of McClenney's death, Monday at Oceanside, where McClenney's body was taken from the scene of the duel on the highway north of Encinitas.
"Termed 'Poor Fish'"
The latter that brought the metting of McClenney and Nuckols was released to representatives of the press late yesterday, after the acting district attorney had obtained the signed statement of Mrs McClenney, gathered on other evidence and ordered release of the daze young widow from the county jail. This letter, written by Mrs Nuckols to Mrs McClenney, supplies corroboration of Mrs McClenney's statement as published yesterday, that it was in an effort to defend Mrs McClenney's good name and prevent Mrs Nuckols from defaming her to friends and neighbors that Mrs McClenney and her husband sough Nuckols Thursday with an alleged intention of taking him to Mrs Nuckols and secure an agreement all around that no publicity of the love affair of Nuckols and Mrs McClenney be made. "You poor fish", wrote Mrs Nuckols to Mrs McClenney. "You're not the first woman he's fooled around with. But he's good to me and the children, and I trust him. If you don't quit fooling around with him, I'm going to tell the whole world about it."
Tis letter had followed Nuckols' assurance to Mrs McClenney that he would stand by his agreement to get a divorce and marry her as soon as she could get a divorce from her husband, even though he had promised his wife to quit his "fooling around" with Mrs McClenney. Distraught, Mrs McClenney showed the letter to her husband. They went to find Nuckols and his wife. The "whole wide world" instead of being kept out of the secret love affair, now knows the story and that McClenney died, apparently a martyr to her good name, holding her blameless as a country girl, who knew little of men and inviting the sympathy of the :whole wide world" to her, widowed with two small children, by her susceptibility to the wiles of a sophisticated man in the uniform of the immigration service.
Nuckols, the immigration officer, was reported today to be steadily improving at the naval hospital, where he was taken as a public service patient. His statement made to coroner S C Kelly yesterday for use at the Oceanside inquest appears to offer a self-defense plea, as far as the pistol duel is concerned. When he grabbed the automatic with which he killed McClenney, from the hand of Mrs McClenney, he said McClenney shot him, the bullet striking high on his head and glancing off, whereupon he turned and both he and McClenney pumped their guns empty. His statement indicates, too, that McClenney may have fired several more shots before he fired at McClenney, but McClenney was shooting into the automobile at the start, with Mrs McClenney and their two children in close danger of receiving the bullets, whereas McClenney standing beside the open door of the sedan, was a line target for Nuckols.
Mrs McClenney, upon release from the county jail, was taken by Mr and Mrs Frank Smith to their home in El Cajon to await the inquest Monday. Smith was a service "buddy" of McClenney. The two McClenney children were taken from the probation office custody by Mrs W S Warren, mother of Mrs McClenney and Arthur Warren, brother.
San Diego Evening Tribune
Duelist's Wife Credited With Foiling Plot
How, Mrs Alfred M Nuckols, wife of the immigration inspector wounded in a gun duel at Encinitas Thursday afternoon, which resulted in the death of James A McClenney, Aguanga storekeeper, played a conspicuous part in the arrest of Charles Barnhart, now serving a four-year federal prison term for Chinese smuggling, was recalled by local immigration service officials today. According the the local inspectors, Mrs Nuckols frequently assisted her husband in his work on the patrol line and was so doing on Sept 23, 1923, when theBarnhart "scout car" came along. The car passed Warner's where Nuckols then was atationed, and because of its suspicious actions attracted the attention of the woman "immigration guard." She notified her husband and another inspector nearby and cuased them to pursue and capture the car when its high speed caused it to run off the highway. Officials said that the failure of the Barnhart smuggling scheme probably was due entirely to the observation and ready comprehension of Mrs Nuckols. In appreciation of her services on that occasion, she received a commendatory letter from Inspector A E Burnett, then District officer in charge, this letter being written Sept 29, 1923. The letter is on file at the immigration service headquarters here.
San Diego Evening Tribune
Hold Inquest For Victim In Gun Duel
The death of James A McClenney in a pistol duel with Alfred M Nuckols as the tragic culmination of a love affair between Mrs McClenney and Nuckols was the subject of the coroner's inquest at Oceanside today, the hearing having started before a coroner's jury at 10 o'clock this morning. Mrs McClenney was to be called to the stand to recite her story of the duel, as she already has told it to Deputy Sheriff Oliver Sexson, Acting District Attorney C G Selleck, and to the press, while the Nuckols' version was to be presented by coroner C S Kelly in a sworn statement he obtained from Nuckols in the naval hospital last Friday, following the tragedy on Thursday afternoon on the highway north of Encinitas. Deputy District Attorney E L Johnson represents the district attorney's office at the coroner's inquest to measure the evidence relative to possible prosecution of Nuckols, and in Los Angeles, Acting District Attorney Selleck, coupled with other business was to confer with the United States District Attorney relative to any action the federal government may take against Nuckols, who is an immigration inspector attached to the border patrol. Since the coroner's inquest is primarily to determine the cause of death and fix the blame for the immediate cause it was not expected the circumstances of the love affair that led to the fatal encounter would have a large place in the inquisition of today. Mrs Nuckols, who wrote a letter to Mrs McClenney that caused the latter and her husband to leave their home and store and post office at Aguanga, Riverside County last Thursday in search for Nuckols and Mrs Nuckols for the alleged purpose of obtaining apologies was not expected to be called to the stand at the inquest.
San Diego Evening Tribune
Majority of Jurors Vote McClenney Killing Justified
Story of Love Affair is Told By Widow
Seven of 12 Oceanside men voted that Alfred M Nuckols killed James A McClenney, whose wife he had induced to promise to leave her husband and babies and marry him, in "justifiable homicide."
The 12 constituted a coroner's jury called together by Coroner S C Kelly for inquest into the death of McClenney in a pistol duel on the coast highway north of Encinitas last Thursday afternoon. Five of them refused to sign the verdict drafted by the majority of seven yesterday afternoon following several hours of evidence hearing, as follows:
"We the jury, find that James A McClenney came to his death by a revolver in the hands of Alfred M Nuckols, and we further find that said shot was fired in self-defense; and, therefore, in our opinion, is a case of justifiable homicide."
"He died for me: Nuckols insulted me and he died for me.", Mrs McClenney had exclaimed when McClenney fell, according to the testimony at the inquest by R C Osborne, a fellow immigration inspector of Nuckols, who accompanied Nuckols to the scene of the accidental meeting and resultant duel.
Relates Love Affair
Mrs McClenney on the witness stand related the story of her love affair with Nuckols from the time of its inception when he was stationed at Arguanga, where her husband and she kept a store and post office, until the tragic culmination of it in her husband's death. It was the same story as told to Deputy Sheriff Sexson and Acting District Attorney C G Selleck and to the press, and was recited by Sexson, as well as by herself, to the coroner's jury again yesterday.
While enroute from their home at Aguanga with their two little children in their Ford sedan to find the immigration officer and Mrs Nuckols and obtain an apolgy for charges and a retraction of threats made in a letter from Mrs Nuckols to Mrs McClenney, they met Nuckols, accompanied by Osborne, on the highway. The two husbands greeted each other, and McCelleny led Nuckols to the McClenney car, stopped by the roadside.
According to Mrs McClenney's statement both men fired shots at the same time, as nearly as she could tell. Nuckols shooting with a gun he grabbed from her hand after McClenney had taken Nuckols' own gun away from him and stripped his immigration service badge from his uniform.
Nuckols' self-defense plea, as confined by the cornoers jury verdict by a vote of 7 to 5 was placed into the evidence in a sworn statement made by Nuckols to Coroner Kelly at the naval hospital the day after the shooting. This statement was that when McClenney told him to get into the car, and he did so, McClenney told Mrs McClenney to cover him, that he turned to see if she were armed and, as he did so, a shot from McClenney's gun struck him high on the head and glanced off the force of the bullet blow sending him over against Mrs McClenney, from whom he seized the gun which he then turned upon McClenney.
Whether this evidence will be accepted by the district attorney's office as conclusively sufficient to preclude prosecution of Nuckols when he is released from the naval hospital remains to be determined. Deputy District Attorney E L Johnson was present at the inquest, but said any decision as to prosecution would be made by his superiors. Acting District Attorney C G Selleck was expected to return from Los Angeles today, and District Attorney C C Kempley will return soon from Chicago.
Nuckols was not represented by counsel at the inquest, but Attorney Hayden L Hews of Riverside, girlhood home of Mrs McClenney, was present in her interests.
The reported intentions of the McClenneys to mutilate Nuckols when they started out from home last Thursday was not stressed at the inquest, and has been virtually ignored by the authorities. Questioned concerning it, Mrs McClenney testified that her husband had said that if Nuckols declined to shoulder his part of the blame for the love affair before Mrs Nuckols, "he would fix him so no other woman would be interested in him", but that they never doubted Nuckols "would do the right thing."
San Diego Evening Tribune
Jurors Vote McKenney Killing Justified
Letter From Woman That Causes Death Duel Made Public at Inquest
The full text of the letter written by Mrs Alfred M Nuckols to Mrs James A McClenny, placing the blame fro the love affair of Immigration Inspector Nuckols and Mrs McClenney upon the latter and threatening exposure, thereby causing Mr and Mrs McClenney to go in search of the Nuckols' to demand apology and silence, with result that they chanced to meet Nuckols on the highway and McClenney was killed in a pistol duel with him, was read at the inquest yesterday, and is as follows:
"When I read those letters and remembered yours by heart and with a full confession on his part of your actions, I am ashamed that I am a woman. To think a mother of two sweet babies like yours; and then you threw yourself away and admitted in your letter that you always did daydream, but since meeting him you only day dreamed of him. You poor fish: You are not the only one he ever day dreamed of and said he was thinking of breaking the thing up when I found the letter and was glad I did break it up. I know him and as I told you in public I was not afraid of loosing him. I have seen it tried before. I could lose him if I left, but not otherwise. He gave you a line, I know as he did others, but soon tired of them. He even told you not to notice him in front of me, that I was jealous. He knew better; only he knew if things were too bold I would stop him for public opinion's sake. I knew before I moved, but thought he would drop you when he came to the coast, and would as soon as he was chasing another dame here.
"They All Fall"
"I didn't lie to you. They all fall for him, and I am used to it, and don't care. He is always good to me, and I get the pay checks and go and come as I please. Why should I care? He sure had a fit this time for fear I would get a divorce and has promised to do anything if I will only drop it. Don't flatter yourself he was worrying about you, and as you told him in your letter don't worry for your sake. He was worried about me and what I would do. Now as I say, I am not going to protect you one bit. You may think you can throw this aside, but I intend to tell all your neighbors and tell them why I was up there; how I told him he had to leave with you as I would bawl it out and anything you ever told him when I was up there and gave you two time to talk. You did not want to give him up, and then you had nerve enough to say to my face you did not want to give him up.
I went this far to see if you were really sincere and would have pitied you if you were ready to leave with him, but actions prove to me you are not only a trifler and would step in and break up any home, and you should be taught a lesson. I would have been willing if you had been on the square, to protect you all through until you had found out he would tire of you, but you have acted the cad. You're not on the square, and you are a dangerous woman for your husband to live with and if you would do your housework and care for your babies, you would have plenty to do without flirting with every man who came into your store. You have plenty f time, you don't have to remain in the store all of the time, but you are afraid you will miss some of the flirtations with other men.
"Don't Blame Him"
I knew you thought you would spite me when you started flirting with him, as you knew I had no time for you. I can read human nature, and I knew you were no good from the start. Your actions were too silly and soft. I am just not that kind, and very glad I am not. I am the one unharmed. You must suffer, for you alone are to blame. No man is to blame. They don't force you. Hope I can tell you these things to your face, but I may not have the chance to protect your dear babies and good husband. As I said before, I don't blame him. You stated and said he was just like all the rest of the men, and even cried, and then let him do the same thing over again-let him go in the store with me sitting outside and love and caress you, and then say in your letter you wish you could have been alone just for a minute, if no longer, to show your affections. Too bad. You can have the chance any time you want to-I don't care. I left you two alone that day. I surely didn't care very much. If you only knew how he cried and begged me not to do that act-make him go with you, but he knew he had to do as I said or I would tell the whole world and leave him besides. I am staying here because I really pity him, or ever come under my care. I would have been sorry for both and treated you royal, but it is your turn-down and yellow streak that makes me mad. If you didn't care enough to leave him, why break up his home and then think you are not going to break your own? You will wish some day you had left with him. The only thing, as I told him, you are not good enough for him, for he has been a grand husband and good father to his baby.
"Women Not Thoughtful"
He has done no more than other men do. Very few men will turn down anything thrown in their face as you put yourself to him- pinch his hand every time he gave you change and make eyes at him, fix dates when you knew yours would be away to Los Angeles and on Fridays. You told him the first time you made up your mind to get him. Well, you have to admit it has taken a long time for him to make up, for he didn't think that way of you, but at last, of course, stolen sweets are fine as long as they are stolen. He would not be satisfied with you, and that is where my revenge would have come in. Men are not so easy to get up and leave wife and babies, but women are not so thoughtful. He handed me all your letters after I found the one-that is, all he had. He had been so near cought and burnt up some of them, but what he had left he dug up, and gave them to me; also handed all of his to me, so I am surely not half so bad as he tried to make me out in the letter. I would rather talk than write, but may never have a chance, so am writing this to hand you some time when the opportunity affords, or it may be handed to you by some of the neighbors. I seen one of them the other day, but didn't have this written. Next time, mix up with a single guy-you will have better luck, as there are too many involved when you pick a married one. A man, until this so-called love is worked off, don't use judgment at the time, but when they tire of the passion-love they look some place else with no intention of mistreating the family.
"Just Plain Man"
As you know, or should know, we never had any trouble. He told falsehoods of those quarrels and still are new quarrels, only I did not say he had no business putting my name. Neither one of you did, but this made it stronger I suppose. I was anxious to protect your husband and babies, but I am not so particular about you. If you didn't care for yourself, why should I protect you? I am not saying he did not make love to you, but I guess he didn't force himself on you, as you started the whole flirtation. If you wasn't willing there wouldn't be anything to it. Of course, he was just plain man. You tempted him and any other man would have done the same thing. He would of even have gone with you a while, as I told him. He had to just see houw long it would last, but I guess you must have woke up. He begged me before we went up there to forget it and not do that, but I wanted to see where you was at. You should make a "beaut" story of it, as it wouldn't have ended this way if I was in love as much as you said you were. I would have been around and ready to have left in a very few days.
Index to the Great Register of San Diego, CA Oceanside Precinct
Nuckols, Alfred M, Horne near Seventh, Federal Officer, Dem
Nuckols Mrs Lois C ,Horne near Seventh, Hsw, Dem
San Diego Evening Tribune
Find Stolen Auto; Marines Missing
Oceanside- Uniforms of two marines, believed to have gone "over the hill," were found here yesterday when Immigration Officers Frank Goodell and Alfrd Nuckols followed tracks leading from the abandoned stolen automobile. The automobile was parked by the side of the road and was lter found to belong to the Campbell Chevrolet company. After finding the uniforms and identification tags which indicated they belonged to Bernard H Darrow and Lloyd E Sowers, Nuckols and Goodell enlisted the services of Traffic Officer Fred Steck. From questioning motorists near Capistrano, Steck learned that two men had been seen wlaking north a few minutes before. Steck succeeded in tracing them to Santa Ana where the trial was lost.
San Diego Evening Tribune
US Officers Nab Embezzler Suspect
Patrol Inspectors Alfred M Nuckols and Irvin J Curtis, assisted by Jack Dennison, federal narcotic agent here, last night arrested Michale a Santibanez at the Monument School Road it was announced today at the local office of the US Immigration border patrol service. Santibanez was truned over to local police for investigation. He is suspected of being an embezzler wanted at San Francisco.
San Diego Evening Tribune
Patrol Arrests Eight in Alleged Smuggling Plot
Eight men were arrested today by local immigration border patrol inspectors. frsutrated, what is believed to have been a plot to smuggle Chinese across the international boundary line. A motor truck, which officers said had been so loaded as to appear to be carrying only furniture, was used by the alleged smugglers. Six Chinese were discovered concealed in the vehicle. According to the reports of the case filed with the local border patrol office, the arrests were made on the Mountain Springs grade by Irvin J Curtis and Roy Wahl of the border patrol. The alleged smugglers are Wallace Smith, 25 and Epifanto Orozco, 25. They were broght to the local immigration office for questioning. The idstrict in which the arrests were made is under the control of Alfred Nuckols, senior officer.
Index to the Great Register of San Diego, CA Descanso Precinct
Nuckols, Alfred Milton, Descanso, Border Patrol, Dem
Nuckols Mrs Lois C ,Pine Valley, Hsw, Dem
Alfred M. Nuckols, age 46, married at age 31, patrolman US Gov. Customs, non-veteran, born TX, father TX, mother MO.
Lois C., wife, age 47, married at age 32, born NE, father NY, mother IL.
Mary M., dtr, age 9, born MO.
Index to the Great Register of San Diego, CA Campo Precinct
Nuckols, Alfred M, Campo, US Officer, Dem
Index to the Great Register of San Diego, CA Precinct 27
Nuckols, Alfred M, 1422 Meade, Fed Officer, Dem
Index to the Great Register of San Diego, CA Precinct 27
Nuckols, Alfred M, 1422 Meade, Fed Officer, Dem
Index to the Great Register -Torrence CA , Pct 9
Nuckols, Alfred M, 1905 Cabrillo Ave, Federal Officer, Dem
Street: 3rd House Number: 11
Inferred Residence in 1935: Calexico, Imperial, California
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Alfred M Nuckols, head, 54, 8g, wid TX customs inspector, U S Customs
Index to the Great Register -Calexico, Pct 2
Nuckols, Alfred M, Overland Hotel, Calexico , US Customs Ins, Dem
Imperial Valley CA City Directory 1942
Nuckols, Alf M inspector US Customs Patrol r106 Rockwood Ave Calexico
_William H NUCKOLS __+ | (1814 - ....) m 1832 _William Preston NUCKOLS _| | (1843 - 1927) m 1902 | | |_Ann W SHEARN _______ | (1811 - ....) m 1832 | |--Muriel L NUCKOLS | (1908 - 1966) | _____________________ | | |_Amy CAMPBELL ____________| (1878 - 1913) m 1902 | |_____________________
James A Thomas 61 widower VA VA VA Mangager merchanitle
James A Thomas 18 son single Va
Jacob A Schwalm 35 son in law md27 credit mgr motor car co
Gladys T Schwalm 28 dau md 20
Muriel L Nuckols 21 lodging
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
Name: Muriel L Nuckols
Residence Year: 1934
Street Address: 2618 Idlewood Ave Apt 14
Residence Place: Richmond, Virginia
Publication Title: Hill's Richmond Virginia City Directory
Richmond VA 1937
Nuckols, Muriel L socialworker h2618 Idlewood Ave Apt 14
Richmond VA 1939
Nuckols, Muriel L h2618 Idlewood Ave Apt 14
Richmond VA 1942
Nuckols, Muriel L socialworker h605 N Davis Ave Apt 7-A
Richmond VA 1943
Nuckols, Muriel L socialworker h605 N Davis Ave Apt 7-A
_Addison Norvell NUCKOLS _+ | (1844 - 1910) m 1873 _Dorsey Brydon NUCKOLS _| | (1889 - 1963) m 1913 | | |_Sally Will ADAMS ________+ | (1856 - 1938) m 1873 | |--Norvel Wissler NUCKOLS | (1915 - 1976) | _Lewis Lambert PARTLOW ___+ | | (1859 - 1934) |_Myrtle Willie PARTLOW _| (1888 - 1966) m 1913 | |_Alma Hardy BRUCE ________ (1864 - 1921)
Hill's Norfolk & Portsmouth VA (Norfolk County) City Directory 1938
Nuckols, Norvel W salesman Old Dominion Paper Co r16 Channing Ave (Cradock)
Deep Creek Magisterial District, Norfolk, Virginia
#16 Chaney Ave
Dorsey Nuckols, head, 50, md 4yhs, VA same res 1935 , rent $23, VP Navy yard machinist, 1939 $2128.
Myrtle, wife, 52, md 4yhs, VA newspaper reporter, 1939 $300
Norvel, son, (x) 24, single 4yhs, VA , VP Navy Yard caukler, 1939 $1794
Eugene, son 19, single, 4 yhs, general RR clerk, 1939 $840
Richard, son, 10, 3g VA
Mary Alma, dau, 8, 2g, VA
Hill's Norfolk & Portsmouth VA (Norfolk County) City Directory 1944
Nuckols, Myrtle P trainee NNYd r16 Channing Ave
Nuckol, Norvel shipper r16 Channing Ave
__ | _David SCARBERRY ____| | | | |__ | | |--Cora Alice SCARBERRY | (1903 - 1939) | __ | | |_Lydia GREEN ________| | |__
_Wilkerson SLUSHER __+ | (1830 - 1911) m 1848 _Robert "Robin" SLUSHER _| | (1849 - 1931) m 1869 | | |_Mary Ann ASHER _____+ | (1831 - 1865) m 1848 | |--Alice SLUSHER | (1875 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Miranda HENDRICKSON ____| (1851 - 1929) m 1869 | |_____________________
_James Stuart WARD __+ | (1863 - 1913) _Varney Stuart WARD _| | (1893 - ....) m 1920| | |_Alice VARNEY _______ | (1864 - ....) | |--Edwin Michael WARD | (1927 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Virginia MICHAEL ___| m 1920 | |_____________________
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