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.