Power, Kinship, and Murder: 1889–91
If you grew up in Florida, Chattahoochee meant crazy!
Ron Hayes, Daytona Beach Sunday News Journal
According to Josie Cooper Wragg, one day a Miss Mary or "Mamie" DuPont (b. 1866 in Quincy) came to see Dr. Thomas Wragg because she was expecting a child out of wedlock. Dr. Wragg delivered her child—a girl—in his home-office on Jackson Street. Mamie told Dr. Wragg and Josie that the father of the baby was Senator Elisha Paul Dismukes. Thomas Wragg was, in fact, the Dismukes' family doctor, not the DuPonts'. The senator was married to Annie Foreman, Mamie's aunt and sister of her mother, Ellen Foreman DuPont, a highly respected member of the community. Mamie's father was Charles Wesley DuPont, city marshal and collector and the son of the late State Supreme Court Justice Charles H. DuPont. The time of the birth of Mamie's baby cannot be pinpointed, but it was sometime between 1886 and 1889.
Someone told Mamie's eighteen-year-old brother, Charles I. DuPont (b. 1871), that Dr. Wragg was the one who had or was having an illicit affair with his sister. Enraged, young Charles DuPont set out to defend his sister's and his family's honor. On April 10, 1889, Charles DuPont