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A mother remembered: Widow of officer slain in 1921 forgotten by history, but not those who loved her

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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 7:49 am, Sun May 12, 2013.

Ethel B. Taylor, three months pregnant, was mostly a poignant footnote to the screaming headlines about her husband’s murder in 1921.

Most of the attention fell on Dr. John W. Peacock, a prominent citizen and city council member in Thomasville. At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, the physician took aim with a double-barreled shotgun from the upstairs window of his office on Salem Street and shot Police Chief John Edgar Taylor.

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