A Step in the Dark Hurled Wm. Carroll Haston, Jr. into Eternity
July 17, 1890
A shudder passed through the convention hall last night when the announcement was made that a man had fallen from the second story of the Capitol and killed. The Chairman of the White County delegation was called for, as the victim was one of his men, and a crowd immediately hurried to the scene. The man was lying on the northern esplanade just in front of the door. He was unconscious, and a broad puddle of blood surrounded him. In spite of the entreaties of his friends, the curious mob crowed close around him, and many turned sick at the ghastly sight. One man fainted dead away.
William Carroll Haston, Jr. was a great-grandson of Daniel Haston. His father was William Carroll Haston, Sr. – the youngest son of David Haston, Daniel’s oldest son.
William Carroll Haston, Jr. is buried in the Old Union Cemetery in White County, Tennessee.