Murder at the Mansion Hotel

Jeff Suwak
2 min readMar 15, 2024
The rest of Suhrer’s story can be read in The Hidden History of Amelia Island.

Nighttime, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida, 1884

Thomas Jefferson Eppes collected his whip and his pistol and headed for the Mansion Hotel. His wife’s words played repeatedly in his head as he made his way through the town’s muddy streets.

He insulted me, Jeff, she’d said.

Insulted you how? he’d demanded.