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The Atlanta Constitution
May 22, 1905




One Killed and Three Are
Dangerously Wounded


Brasfield cousins, Thomas Collier
and Charles Milligan Met Near
Palos, Ala., Quarreled and
a General Shooting Followed.


Birmingham, Ala.,  May 21 News has reached Birmingham of a shooting affray in a church near Palos, Ala., this afternoon, in which one man was killed and three others badly injured. 

Oscar Brasfield and O.S.E. Brasfield, who are cousins, met Thomas Collier and Charles Milligan and began a quarrel, which was followed by a general shooting. 

Both the Brasfields were dangerously injured, one of the other men was badly hurt, and the fourth died from his injuries.  Oscar Brasfield was brought to Birmingham tonight for treatment.  Palos is about 30 miles west of Birmingham. 


There is a record of cousins, Oscar T. Brasfield (born about 1877), who was the son of William Henry Brasfield of Palos, Alabama.  He had a first cousin by the name of Oscar V. Brasfield (born about 1885) who was the son of William Henry Brasfield's brother, Solomon George Brasfield.

The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
May 22, 1905

Southern Singing
Class Closes With
Shooting Bee


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 21  State Church, a few miles from Cordova, Walker County, Ga., was the scene of a shooting affray to-day between Oscar and O. Brasfield on one side and Thomas Collier and Charles Milligan on the other.  Both Collier and Milligan were fatally injured, while the Brasfields are in a precarious condition.  An all day singing class was in progress.