Youtha Beverly, “Drunk, Disorderly”, 23 September 1934
Youtha Beverly arrived in New Castle from Covington, Virginia, in 1920. He turned eighteen in 1927, the year when a car in which he was a passenger broke the neck of a four-year-old girl who ran out into the street. The following year, he was arrested in connection with a disturbance during a whoopee party at a house in Sciota street that resulted in a man named John Sears being shot in the head. During the thirties, he was arrested on various occasions for the possession of liquor, disorderly conduct and assault and battery.
Youtha’s mug shot was taken in September 1934, after an arrest for drunkenness. He died six years later, in 1940, at the age of thirty-three, from what his obituary called a lingering illness. His only family was his sister’s daughter, Dorthula, who would be hospitalised several times during her married life following unexplained domestic accidents, until the day in 1973 when she shot her husband.Sources: New Castle News (8 Aug 1927, “Ran Into Auto Of John Fulmore In Rear Of Home”; 25 Nov 1929, “Colored Man Shot In Head”; 1 Feb 1930, “Pleas Are Entered; Sentences Passed”; 19 July 1930, “Charge Withdrawn By Prosecutor”; 26 May 1938, “Arrests Driver After Accident”; 5 Jan 1940, “Deaths Of The Day”; 14 May 1958, “Woman Breaks Arm”; 26 Nov 1960, “Woman Fined”; 1 April 1964, “Hand Hurt”; 8 March 1966, “Patton Service”; 15 Dec 1973, “City man Is Shot In Home”).