William S. Bromley Murder – 1936

Some message board query and replies contain interesting information and can be just as entertaining as a good tabloid story. I sometimes forget what I was looking for because I started reading some other query which seems to be more interesting then my own subject. Here is such a query; I removed the e-mail addresses and phone numbers for this blog.

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Look Up Request for William S. Bromley Murder

okchristinabelle

Posted: 23 Jan 2011 7:22AM GMT

Classification: Lookup

Surnames: Bromley

Hi. I am looking for information on the Murder of William S “Bill” Bromley in Lauderdale Co., on 15 March 1936. I think there may be info in “The Heritage Of Lauderdale Co., Alabama” book published 1999 written by Kathryn E Wilson Brewer.
Any info on this is greatly appreciated.
Thank You.

 


Re: Look Up Request for William S. Bromley Murder

bama5934

Posted: 23 Jan 2011 2:32PM GMT

Classification: Query

No details on murder, but have the following FGS family profile:

Family Group Record
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Husband: William S. “Bill” Brumley or Bromley
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Birth: Nov 6 1865 Bromly Hollow, Wayne Co TN
Death: Mar 7 1936 Murdered; AL; bur Cedar Grove cem, TN
Living: Indian Terr (OK) & TX
Burial:
Marriage: 1885 Iron City, Wayne Co TN
Father: Lt., Co E, 2nd TN Mtd Inf, USV James J. Brumley (b Mar 20 1838)
Mother: Ann E. W. Bailey
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Wife: Lena Ray
1 _ 4 children Brumley
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Prepared Jan 23 2011 by: Joel S. Mize Lakewood, CO


Re: Look Up Request for William S. Bromley Murder

okchristinabelle

Posted: 23 Jan 2011 2:50PM GMT

Classification: Lookup

Thank You. If you come across anything about the murder, please let me know.
Christina
P.S. Just in case, Lena Ray is Margaret Rowena Ray or “Lena” as she was called. Thanks again.


Re: Look Up Request for William S. Bromley Murder

carolynlroy

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 4:41AM GMT

Classification: Query

What would you like to know about Bill Bromley. I was married to his great grandson Pete Wilson, his mother was Bill’s grandaughter. Lena is Rowena Ray they were in Indian Territory Okla when he killed a man. She and the children came home and she went blind and was put in the Poor House and died. I can answer most of your questions as I have the newspapers clippings. I lived in Florence Al and that was where he was killed the year I was born. If I can help let me know and how are you connected.


Re: Look Up Request for William S. Bromley Murder

okchristinabelle

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 1:37AM GMT

Classification: Query

Carolyn,
I would most definitely like to have the information you have about Wm Bromley’s murder. His wife Lena was a sister to my great great grandfather, William Riley Ray. I have done quite a bit of research on the whole family and am more than happy to share with you all that I have. You can email me at (not shown here)  put William S Bromley in the subject line so I will less likely to overlook it. Looking forward to hearing from you and thanks for replying. Christina Ray
Broken Bow, Ok


Re: Look Up Request for William S. Bromley Murder

wilant59

Posted: 1 Aug 2013 3:33AM GMT

Classification: Query

Carolyn I would like to find out all that I can about William Bill and Lena Ray Bromley. I have seen and read the paper that told about his death, what I would like to know more about is his time in the Indian Territory and his time in prison. My name is Anthony Watkins, Bill was my gggrandfather on my mother’s side. My e-mail address is (not shown here) and my cell # is (not shown here).


Re: Look Up Request for William S. Bromley Murder

okchristinabelle

Posted: 1 Aug 2013 7:40AM GMT

Classification: Query

Anthony,
Hello. I have researched the Ray and Bromley families and am happy to share what I have with you. You can email me at (not shown here)
Bill’s wife, Lena was a sister to my great great grandfather, William Riley Ray.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Christina


Re: Look Up Request for William S. Bromley Murder

Porch410

Posted: 7 Jun 2015 8:00PM GMT

Classification: Death

Surnames: Ray, Bromley, Johnson

Hi – Looking up research on the Johnson – Ray family. So Lena would be stepdaughter to M.J. – Martha Jane Anderson Johnson Ray. SO trying to get info and corrections on the Bill & Lena Bromley notes. Who murdered who? And how did Bill die if he killed someone? Saw where she was in the Poor House. Where were the children at this time? What would be Bill & Lena’s correct date of births? I am seeing multiples, and where the murder occurred?   We are near Center Star –

FYI – that is where Martha Jane Ray is buried, next to the Polo Club Field on Hwy. 72.


I hope this has given you some information and entertainment.

Thank You

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

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