Woman is attacked by husband with knife and axe

February 12, 1885 Monroe, Georgia William McGaughey fatally attacks his wife Mollie The attack was in part witnessed by Mollie’s teenaged daughter from a previous marriage. The daughter, Mattie, stated she heard a thump come from a closed room and peeked through a knothole in the wall to investigate. When this proved too difficult to…

Man executed for killing wife

March 31, 1893 Macon, Georgia Louis Lewis is hanged for the murder of his wife The crime occurred on September 16, 1890. According to Annie Dillon, Louis’ employer at a dairy farm, she and another employee, Hattie Peck, were in a room talking with Louis’ wife Melinda Lewis when Louis entered in a “quarrelsome mood.”…