Davidson Historical Society will offer a lecture called “Murder on South Street,” the story of the 1914 murder that shocked Mecklenburg County, on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3pm, at Summit Coffee in downtown Davidson.
In February 1914, citizens throughout Mecklenburg County were shocked at news of a murder on South Street in Davidson. Monroe Jetton, the town druggist, was accused of shooting his friend, Dr. W.H. Wooten, “in a fit of jealousy” over the doctor’s alleged relationship with Mr. Jetton’s wife, or, as news accounts later described her, his “bride of one year.”
The “distressing affair” was front-page news in the Charlotte Observer and the subject of whispering in town for decades. DavidsonNews.net editor David Boraks been researching the case and will tell the story and talk about buildings in town connected to the case, all of which remain. Sponsored by Davidson Historical Society.
This is repeat of a program given one year ago on the 99th anniversary of the case.