News Story/Obituary – Anthony Grant
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Kathryn Hunt
Beaver Falls Evening Tribune – May 17, 1938
WOMAN HELD FOR MURDER – CHARGED WITH STABBING OF FRIEND’S MATE
Anthony Grant, 20, Rochester, Fatally Stabbed with Paring Knife – TWO WOMEN HELD – Had Gone Home Seeking Return of His Estranged Wife
Mrs. Lois Ralston, 30, of 309 Commerce Street, Beaver, Was charged with murder today in the stabbing last night of the estranged husband of her friend, Mrs. Rita Grant, 29, of Rochester.
Anthony Grant, 29, of Brighton Avenue, Rochester, died at 8:11 o’clock in Rochester hospital, 40 minutes after he had been stabbed above the heart with a paring knife.
Chief of Police Harry Anderson, Beaver, said Lieutenant F.A. Cline had signed an information before Justice of the Peace, M.B. Wallover, Beaver, charging Mrs. Ralston with murder. The lieutenant signed a second information charging Mrs. Grant as an accessory, Anderson said.
According to police of both Beaver and Rochester, Carl Huff, Rochester, Mrs. Ralston and Mrs. Grant left a Rochester grill to go to the Ralston home in Beaver. Grant, police say, was in the grill but not with the trio. He followed them after Huff left and demanded his wife come back to him. During the argument, Mrs. Ralston became involved, and according to Anderson, stabbed Grant, severing an artery. Outside, Alex Hutchinson and Earl Carey, sitting on the Carey lawn saw Grant stagger from the front door. They rushed him to Rochester hospital, accompanied by his estranged wife.
Rochester police took Mrs. Grant into custody and later turned her over to Beaver authorities. Both woman are now in the county jail. The slaying occurred within sight of the court house windows of the room in which Mrs. Ralston will likely be tried and within a few doors of Judge Henry Wilson’s home, who will likely try the case. Mrs. Ralston is the mother of two children, according to authorities.
The body was removed to the home of Grant’s mother, Mrs. Frances Grant, New York Avenue extension, North Rochester.
Surviving besides Mrs. Grant, are four brothers, Frank, Charles, Albert and Alfred Grant of Rochester; one sister, Adeline Grant of Rochester and his mother, Mrs. Frances Grant.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 9:00 o’clock from St. Cecilia’s R.C. Church with burial in St. Cecilia Cemetery.