Miss Ethel Macrae, formerly of Washington, D. C., and Roy McNeil, McAllen business man. were married twice within an hour Sunday night—once by her father. Rev. W. S. Macrae who was in Warrensburg. Mo., at the time of the ceremony, and for the second time by Justice of Peace J. Loy Ramsour, Edinburg. At 7 p.m. Sunday.
May 1, 1956
The Waxahachie Daily Light
EDINBURG, Tex. - AP - Former justice of the peace J. Loy Ramsour was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday night after a jury found him guilty of murdering his son-in-law. The victim of the shooting spree at Pharr last April 29th was Walter Benson, Rio Grande fruit and vegetable shipper. The jury deliberated more than seven hours before returning the verdict. Ramsour's wife and daughter were in the courtroom when the verdict was delivered at 11:19 p.m. Mrs. Ramsour rushed to her husband afterwards, as the wife of the murdered man — Ramsour’s daughter — sat impassively in her seat. Ramsour did not comment on the verdict. “My attorneys may appeal th.s,” he said. The trial came to a close Tuesday as the prosecution charged that Ramsour had planned to murder his son-in-law for seven months prior to the April 29 shooting. Ramsour, who pleaded self defense at the trial, was described by his defense attorney as a doting grandfather who did not like to see his grandchildren and his daughter mistreated.
Edith C Macrae, born 1884, Warrensburg
|W S Macrae, born 1868, Warrensburg|