Mansfield News 21st May 1917
TWO MEN PLEAD GULTY IN COURT
Ray Emptage and Henry Williams Given Paroled Sentences to Reformatory
Charles Ray Emptage, who was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of forgery, came into court this morning, and through his attorney, J.W. Galbraith, pleaded guilty.
Judge Mansfield gave him a paroled sentence to the Ohio State reformatory and he was instructed to go to work and help his mother.
Henry Williams who was also indicted on the charge of forgery, pleaded guilty, through his attorney J.W. Galbraith.
The only plea of Williams was that he was so drunk he did not know what he was doing.
He was given a paroled sentence to the reformatory.
His charge of forgery, as written in the Mansfield News, unfortunately gives no details of what he did.
Charles Ray Emptage (1893 – 1960) was the son of William J. Emptage and Susie Mosells Caroll.
Charles almost killed himself 2 months later when he fell off a ladder whilst tarring a slate roof.