Sparks Man Arrested Joseph Silvey (Tuesday, 20 March 1951, page 14, columns 1-2)

"Joseph Carl Silvey, 55-year-old Sparks railroad boiler maker, was held under guard at the Churchill County Hospital at Fallon last night on and open charge, following the fatal shooting of Mrs. Lila Marie Mahnen, about 45, believed to be a Korea war widow." Joseph wounded himself in the head but was rescued by police. At the end of the article: "Silvey's wife, Selma Alice, died September 22, 1950 in Sparks. The death was listed by police department there as a suicide."

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Sparks Man Arrested Joseph Silvey (Tuesday, 20 March 1951, page 14, columns 1-2) - Fallen Woman Slain; Sparks Man Arrested Lib...
Fallen Woman Slain; Sparks Man Arrested Lib Mahnen Gun Victim in Churchill; Joseph Silvey Shoots Self, Lives By UNITED PRESS Joseph Carl Silvey, 55-year-old Sparks railroad boilermaker, boilermaker, was held under guard at the Churchill County Hospital at Fallon last night on an open charge, following fatal shooting of Mrs. Lila Marie Mahnen, about 45, to be a Korea war widow. Silvey, the Fallon sheriff's office reported, wounded himself in the head trying to end his own life after was shot twice and fatally wounded. He was held under guard at '-he hospital, where attendents said he was expected to recover. The district district attorney's office announced a murder charge would probably be flled this morning. Quarrel Reported The sheriff's office was told Sil- 1 vey, who is a widower, and Mrs. Mahnen had been quarreling earlier in the day at a downtown bar. The shooting occurred at the house occupied occupied by Mrs. Mahnen at 5SO Esmeralda Esmeralda St. shortl:- after 4:30 p.m. today. Mrs. Mahnen, the sheriff's office reported, was shot twice--once in the neck and again in the chest, on the closed back porch of her home. She ran outside, across the street and into the yard'of a neighbor, collapsing on the front doer step of the neighbor's house. She died there a few minutes later. Weapon Found Sheriff's deputies found Silvoy lying on a couch in the front room of the Mahnen house, fully conscious. conscious. Nearby they found a .32 caliber automatic pistol, which deputies identified as the probable murder weapon. Silvey was able to talk, deputies reported, and admitted the shooting. shooting. He said he tried to kill himself after Mrs. Mahnen ran out of the house. Neighbors said Silvey had been a frequent visitor at the home of Mrs. Mahnen for the past two or three months. Neighbors said they thought the two.were married. Papers found in Silvey's billfold, deputies said, identified him as a boilermaker e m p l o y e d by the Southern Pacific Railroad, and listed his address as 1532 B St, Sparks. Husband Killed Neighbors said Mrs. Mahnen had told them her husband had been killed while fighting in Korea and that she received government checks regularly. She had resided in Fallon since early December 1950. The dead woman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Smith, reside at 427 Hickery St., San Francisco. A daughter, Mrs. E. L. Root, resides at 220 Second Ave. in San Francisco. Francisco. Silvey's wife, Selma Alice, died September 22, 1950 in Sparks. The death was listed by the police department department there as a suicide. CARSONOTY PAPER SOLD Texas Publisher Buys Nevada Appeal CARSON CITY, Nev., March (U.R)-- Sale of the Nevada Appeal, Nevada's oldest daily newspaper, a corporation headed by R. E. Carpenter of Wichita Falls, Tex., disclosed today by the new Associated with Carpenter in purchase were C. W. Parkinson D. W. Reynolds. Reynolds publishes publishes the Las Vegas Review-Journal and operates newspapers and stations in Texas and Oklahoma. Carpenter will serve as president and general manager of the making his home here. He has associated in newspaper work on publications in Texas and Oklahoma Oklahoma for the past 27 years. Statement Issued In a statement announcing purchase, Carpenter said "We to have new equipment and features as the demand justifies. plan is to make as many improvements in the paper as possible." The daily was purchased from George H. Payne and Thomas Kervey, who acquired the Appeal Arthur N. Suverkrup on August 1948. The purchase price was announced. ,, The newspaper began publication publication May 16, 1865. Teen-Agers Are Rescued From Island Marooned on an island in the Truckee River two miles west Reno, two teen-age boys were rescued by sheriff's deputies Sunday afternoon. The youths, James Holstrum, 231 W. Fourth St , and Franklin Madeiras, 13, 726 Lake St., told deputies they used a plank as bridge from the riverbank to island. The plank went downstream after they crossed by it. At 1:30 p.m., motorists on Highway 40 noticed the boys waving

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Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada)20 Mar 1951, TuePage 14
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  • Sparks Man Arrested Joseph Silvey (Tuesday, 20 March 1951, page 14, columns 1-2) — "Joseph Carl Silvey, 55-year-old Sparks railroad boiler maker, was held under guard at the Churchill County Hospital at Fallon last night on and open charge, following the fatal shooting of Mrs. Lila Marie Mahnen, about 45, believed to be a Korea war widow." Joseph wounded himself in the head but was rescued by police. At the end of the article: "Silvey's wife, Selma Alice, died September 22, 1950 in Sparks. The death was listed by police department there as a suicide."

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