George Hatfield


Article taken from the Wednesday, December 17, 1913 edition of THE PORTSMOUTH TIMES, p. 4.

With blood of the celebrated Hatfields running in his veins and claiming to be a direct descendant of the notorious "Devil Anse" Hatfield, George Hatfield attempted to inject some of the feudal tactics of Kentucky into the usually calm and serene business life along Market street Wednesday afternoon. He entered Bill Ray's restaurant and ate what he could get. Leaving without paying for the meal, so it is claimed, he walked over toward the flood wall where Police Chief Phillips and Patrolman Smith arrested him.

It was claimed that Hatfield had a viscous looking gun in his possession, but when searched none was found on him. Hatfield appears to be a husky mountaineer, measuring over six feet in his stocking feet.