1. 23 MARCH 1983 - MURPHY NC - CHEROKEE COUNTY NC - RUBY SMITH -79-YEAR-OLD WOMAN - DIED TUESDAY AFTER SHE WAS ATTACKED BY 2 BULLDOGS AS SHE WAS WALKING TO HER MAILBOX - THE BULLDOGS BELONGED TO A NEIGHBOR - HER HUSBAND HAD A HEART ATTACK TRYING TO SAVE HIS WIFE.
March 22, 1983 is RUBY SMITH'S Angel Day. In Murphy, North Carolina, 89-year-old Ruby was doing something most people do everyday--walking to her mailbox when she was ambushed by her neighbor's 2 pit bulls; she passed away about two hours later due to blood loss. Ruby had been attacked by one of the dogs just three weeks earlier but was able to fight the dog off and was not hurt. Although a formal complaint was not filed, Ruby's husband had phoned the Sheriff and asked him to talk to the dog's owner, but he had not done so yet. The neighbor owned a total of five pit bulls. Ruby's husband suffered a serious heart attack just after his wife's attack and was hospitalized, but survived. What a sad, preventable tragedy for the Smith family. Sleep soundly, Ruby. You have not been forgotten.
2. 1 DEC 1983 - COFFEE COUNTY AL - UNIDENTIFIED 64-YEAR-OLD WOMAN- SHE WAS VISITING A FRIEND AND WHEN SHE STEPPED OUTSIDE A VERY LARGE 125 POUND BULLDOG ATTACKED AND MANGLED HER AS HE DRAGGED HER AROUND THE YARD - ANOTHER WOMAN WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF BITE WOUNDS SUFFERED WHEN SHE TRIED TO STOP THE DOG- A PASSING HUNTER SHOT THE DOG.
36081 Troy, Pike, Alabama, USA
|BORN:||30 Sep 1919|
|State (Year) SSN issued:||Alabama (Before 1951)|