1839 - 1910 (70 years)
||Robert Casey |
||Oct 29, 1839
||Claymont, Delaware, USA 
||Aug 19, 1910
||Claymont, New Castle county, Delaware, USA
||Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle county, Delaware, USA
||Aug 4, 2018 |
||Ann Mary Cloud, b. Sep 03, 1841, Delaware, USA , d. Aug 19, 1910, Claymont, New Castle county, Delaware, USA (Age 68 years) |
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- Robert and Ann (Cloud) Casey, storekeepers, were murdered in their sleep, clubbed to death, in their second-floor bedroom above the store the night of August 19, 1910 (see Genealogical Notes of the Cloud Family" by Thos. Maxwell Potts, p. 172). The death certificate gives Aug. 20, 1910, but that's when the bodies were discovered.
HANGED FOR THE MURDER OF ROBERT AND ANN CASEY
Reese Roberts, Convicted of Murder of Mr. and Mrs. Casey, to Be Hanged Today.
WILMINGTON, Del., July 13. Reese Roberts, a negro of Chester, Pa., will be hanged at the New Castle county workhouse tomorrow for the murder of Robert Casey and Ann, his wife, an aged couple of Claymont, on Saturday, August 20, 1910. He was tried and convicted of the murder of Mrs. Casey only, but there is no doubt that the double crime was committed by the same hand.
Roberts' fate was decided this morning by Governor Pennewill.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Friday, July 14, 1911
ROBERTS IS HANGED DECLARING INNOCENCE
WILMINGTON, Del., July 14. - With a smile upon his face and declaring his innocence, Reese Roberts, colored, convicted of the murder of Mrs. Ann Casey, at Claymont on August 20 last, and indicted for the murder of Robert Casey, Jr., her husband, was hanged at the New Castle County Workhouse this morning. The drop fell at 10:22 o'clock and at 10:37 he was declared dead by the physicians and cut down at 10:55. Final religious services were conducted by Rev. Ralph T. Coursey, of this city, and Rev. Luther F. Mezick, of Philadelphia, a singing Evangelist of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The body was given over to relatives for burial.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Friday, July 15, 1911
| ||1. Lot Cloud Casey, b. Jul 03, 1876, Claymont, New Castle county, Delaware, USA , d. Jan 07, 1903, Chester, Delaware county, Pennsylvania, USA (Age 26 years)|
| ||2. Robert P. Casey, Jr., b. Jan 15, 1880, Claymont, New Castle county, Delaware, USA , d. Mar 13, 1885, Wilmington, New Castle county, Delaware, USA (Age 5 years)|
- [S2030] Cloud Family Association Journal, Vol IX, No. 3, p. 3.
- [S2514] Gedcom - Roberts, Amanda.
- [S5198] Genealogical Notes of the Cloud Family.
- [S2515] A History Of The Talley Family On The Delaware And Their Descendants.