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Daniel De Villiers - killed in Los Angeles, 23.12.1913 3 months 4 weeks ago #62197

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He was born in 1875. Does anyone have access to Ancestry? (Ninth name down) www.ancestry.com/search/categories/bmd_d...+villiers&death=1913

TRAGEDY OF A DIVORCE.

BOER EX-SCOUT SHOT DEAD.
NEW YORK, Tuesday.
Daniel De Villiers, who was chief scout to De Wet during the Boer War, was shot and killed yesterday at Los Angeles by Roy Glover, a young real estate agent, who married De Villiers's wife after she had divorced him last year. De Villiers called at Glover's house to make overtures, it is believed, to his ex-wife. Both she and Glover allege that De Villiers drew a revolver when he saw Glover, but that the latter was quicker and shot first. An undischarged revolver was found by the body of De Villiers.

Mrs. Glover is the daughter of Mr. H. G. Campbell, a wealthy New York stockbroker. She married Mr. V. M. Lewis, a well-known jurist. On being divorced from Mr. Lewis she married De Villiers under romantic circumstances in 1907, while he was visiting New York with a party of Boer soldiers. They were divorced in 1912. Mrs. Glover says De Villiers sent her a ring yesterday, which she recognised, with a message that the owner of the ring wanted to see her. When she sent it back with a refusal De Villiers called at the house, and the tragedy followed. - "Standard."

The Bath Chronicle, Saturday 27th December 1913

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Daniel De Villiers - killed in Los Angeles, 23.12.1913 2 months 19 hours ago #62945

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Love will make you look down the neck of a whiskey bottle or the barrel of a gun....

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Daniel De Villiers - killed in Los Angeles, 23.12.1913 2 months 2 hours ago #62957

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FindAGrave pithily says:

He was a wealthy land broker, from San Antonio, TX. Came to Los Angeles to see his children who had been taken by his wife when she ran off with Roy L. Glover. Glover shot and killed him. He was a veteran of the Boer war.

There is no other information and no pictures. FindAGrave really does want you to go and find the grave.

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Daniel De Villiers - killed in Los Angeles, 23.12.1913 2 months 2 hours ago #62958

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From Morning Press, 26 December 1913








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