During the summer of 1873, Geo. McKluskey, was living with John Beumgarner, his father-in-law, who lived near Blue Springs, on Rock Creek, in Parker County about 10 miles northeast of Mineral Wells. George stepped out in the yard just before or just after a shower, and was killed by an Indian, hidden behind an oat stack, in the field, about 100 yards away. Geo. McKluskey was killed with a gun.
Note: Author interviewed James Wood; A. M. Lasater; Joe Moore; and other early settlers of Palo Pinto, Parker, and Jack Co.
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.