Tragic Ends: Frankie and Charlie Silver



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My grandmother is Natalie Silver, from which my name was derived Bridget Silver. Unfortunately, as far as the story goes within the family itself, most of us have subscribed to the belief that Frankie killed Charlie in his sleep. I'm glad to hear that the facts being opening discussed as it never really sat well with me. I lean torwards believing that there was some sort of blow out fight You know how these things go. I've read "The Ballad of Frankie and Charlie" but didn't find that it provided much factual information at all and seemed to be more of a story than anything else. Considering it all went down in the early 1800's we may never know!!

Bridget Silver Ray 4 days ago

When in doubt...

...go with the "I was abused and feared for my life" story. Dead men can't put on a proper defense. Works well today and we can apply the same thing all the way back centuries...

Mister-M 26 days ago

Charlie and Frankie's daughter, Nancy

I like this about Frankie and Charlie. You all need to read the book "A Life for Nancy-Daughter of Frankie Silver" for more info on Nancy. It will surprise you what that poor lady went thru.

Riley Henry 45 days ago


My Grandma Hattie Silvers said that he was a mean man and hit Frankie often The night he died he was trying to kill Nancy because she wouldnt stop crying.

missy more than 1 year ago


My Grandma Silvers said that Charlie was unfaithful to Frankie and that's what it meant by "she killed him in a fit of jealous rage". I believe my Grandma, but like Wayne said, no one was there so who knows.

SW more than 1 year ago


My great grandmother MaryJane Silvers said Frankie killed Charlie after he fell asleep in the rocking chair. Then her family helped her cover up the crime.

JSK7189 more than 1 year ago

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