While the people of Dacey, a small town south of Ellsworth, on the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad, were preparing to observe Decoration Day they were startled by the announcement that William Strong had killed his wife, and then going to the house of a neighbor killed him and his wife.  The names of the murdered neighbors were not learned.  Strong then fled a strong posse was in pursuit, but he was heavily armed and defied arrest.  He was thought to be insane.  The Abilene Weekly Reflector, Abilene, Kansas.  June 6, 1889.  Page 6.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.