|Isabella County Enterprise, June 28, 1901|
Mrs. Meggsion probably enjoyed meddling in her son's marital matters (the 1900 census shows that "Rollon Spear" was 35 and married) as most mothers do but it was hardly cause for the savage assault she endured. Who knows, maybe it was. The fact that he wasn't satisfied with simply gashing her face open but pricked her body repeatedly with a jack-knife shows extreme animosity.
A familysearch.org search shows that Rolla Spear and his mother Helen Meggison resided with in-laws at the time of the incident. Which, I suppose, by reasonable deduction would make Carrie Laut the sister and daughter to the parties involved.
Mrs. Meggison, a widow, was taken to Eloise where she died and her body removed to William Ganong Cemetery.
|Detroit Free Press, June 25, 1901|