Nashville Union and American, 15 September 1874, page 4
Nashville Union and American, 19 September 1874, page 4
Clarence was three months shy of his twelfth birthday at the time of this incident. His father was tried for the murder, but was acquitted due to insufficient evidence. Clarence was probably traumatized by what he witnessed, and he could have suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder as a result.
Years later, when his father was elderly, he lived with Clarence and his family. I wonder whether Clarence believed that his father was innocent of the crime, or if he suspected that he was guilty.