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February 18, 2021 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part VI


Need to catch up? Click here to begin the series: Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part I


The initial reports of the murder of Meade Hanes stressed the prominence of both families involved. The May 7, 1913 issue of Richmond’s Times-Dispatch contained this about the Glover and Hanes families:

Charles L. Glover, father of the slayer of young Hanes, is a man of the highest type. His children have married into some of the most prominent families in the county. Both the mother and father of the dead boy have far-reaching family connections, all prominent and most respectable.

The tragedy has cast a gloom over the entire county, every citizen expressing the greatest sympathy with both families in their troubles.

The matter will undoubtedly be taken up at the May term of the Buckingham court, and the day then set for the commencement of the trial. It is probable that the trial will be the most memorable and important one held in the county since the Wooldridge trial of nine years ago. As the connections of Glover are wealthy, it is expected that the best counsel in Virginia will be employed to defend him.

More coming soon about the trial of Cliff Wooldridge. This mysterious case concerning arson stretched from 1904-1905, captivating the citizens of Buckingham County.

Coming Next: Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part VII


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  1. Marjorie / Feb 18 2021 11:30 am

    It is interesting how far we have come as far as descriptors. Glover is described as “a man of the highest type”. It reminds me of a 1928 genetics book I have where one man is noted for his “strength of character”. As a contrast, another family has members who are “wrecked by diseased wickedness”.

    • Joanne Yeck / Feb 18 2021 12:27 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Yes. The mindset of 1913 comes through loud and clear.

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