San Antonio Register, 5 August 1932.
Pittsburgh Courier, 6 August 1932.
Sometime between 1910, when he and Annie Gilliam appear in the census of Plymouth, Washington County, and 1912, Dr. Matthew Stanley Gilliam moved his family and practice to Wilson. The city directory that year lists Dr. Gilliam’s address (probably that of his office) at 532 East Nash Street. Later directories place his office at 516 East Nash and his home at 805 East Nash Street (now occupied by Edwards Funeral Home). The inventory list accompanying the Nomination Form for designation for East Wilson as a National Historic District notes that Gilliam owned rental property in the 1300 block of East Nash and on Ashe Street. Presumably, it was in one of these houses that Gilliam had his fatal encounter with Andrew Hargrave.
Interestingly, Gilliam’s death certificate lists his “incised wound of chest” only as a contributory cause of death, with chronic nephritis (kidney disease) as primary, though his death was also described as a homicide resulting from an attack that took place on his own property.