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Lynching Victims in America


A simple search on Google will give you the statistics. The Tuskegee Institute kept track of lynchings in America from 1882 - 1968. There were 581 in Mississippi, 531 in Georgia, 493 in Texas, 391 in Louisiana, 347 in Alabama, and so on. Total from all states: 4,743. That's more than one lynching and victim a week.

I became interested in this appalling portion of our history when I learned of the infamous Moore's Ford lynching of 1946 in Walton County, Georgia. Subsequently, I read about the murders further in Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America by Laura Wexler. There were four victims: Roger Malcom, Dorothy Malcom, George Dorsey, and Mae Murray Dorsey.

Lynching is not entirely a thing of the past, however. James Byrd, Jr. was chained to a truck and dragged to his death in 1998. In 2007, an angry crowd beat a man to death after a vehicle he was riding in struck and injured a young girl. The little girl was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

As a family historian, I am saddened to think (1) these revolting deeds took place, and (2) while statistics are easy to find, the names and stories of the individual victims are much harder to locate. I have some ancestors that seem to disappear without a trace in my lines. Were they victims of a violent act?

A list of lynching victims will unfortunately never be complete. Therefore, here is a compilation that will always be a work in progress. It is a database that may interest historians and genealogists. I hope that in a small way, it will also serve as a memorial to those who were victims of Judge Lynch and his frightful law. More than 130 entries thus far.




"Since West Va. became a state there has not been a legal hanging within
its borders, but there have been 20 lynchings. It is estimated that the
state has saved about $10,000 in consequence."

The Daily Constitution , Atlanta, Georgia, 9 April 1878


NameDateLocationNotes
ALBANO, Angelo1910Florida[Source: "American Lynching"]
ALLEN, Rich29 June 1905Watkinsville, Oconee County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]
ALLEN, TomJune 1911Walton County, GeorgiaWhile returning to Walton County to stand trial for allegedly raping a white woman, a group of men hung Tom from a telegraph pole and shot him. [Source: Fire in a Canebrake]
ANDERSON, Charley26 September 1909Perry, Taylor County, FloridaCharley was lynched for killing a police officer. [Source: Macon Weekly Telegraph, Georgia, 27 Sept 1909]
ANDERSON, WinstonApril 1878Clarkesville, TennesseeWinston was lynched for attempting rape. [Source: The Daily Constitution , Atlanta, Georgia, 17 Apr 1878]
ARGO, Henry1930Chickasha, Oklahoma[Source: "American Lynching"]
AYCOCK, Lon J.29 June 1905Watkinsville, Oconee County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]
BAKER, Frazier22 February 1898Lake City, South Carolina-
BAKER, Julia22 February 1898Lake City, South Carolina-
BARKSDALE, Heyward "Monk"May 1893Laurens, South CarolinaSupposed crime: attempted rape. [Source: The Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 11 May 1893]
BAZEMORE, Peter26 March 1918Lewiston, North CarolinaPeter allegedly attacked a white woman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
BEST, Walter23 February 1918Fairfax, South CarolinaWalter was hanged. He was accused of murder. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
BLACK, WilliamJanuary 1890Barnwell County, South CarolinaSupposed crime: stealing. [Source: The Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 12 Jan 1890]
BLAND, Peter5 February 1884King William County, Virginia[Source: Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930]
BOYD, General1913Walton County, GeorgiaGeneral was lynched for allegedly entering a white woman's room at night. [Source: Fire in a Canebrake]
BROWN, Gene27 July 1918Ben Hur, TexasGene was hanged for an alleged assault on a white woman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
BUSH, SamuelJune 1893Decatur, IllinoisSupposed crime: Assault on a white woman. [Source: The Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 4 June 1893]
BYRD, James Jr.June 1998Jasper, TexasJames was chained to the bumper of a truck and dragged to his death.
CABINESS, Bessie4 June 1918Huntsville, Walker County, TexasSarah and her six children (George, Peter, Cute, Tenola, Thomas, and Bessie) were shot because of an alleged threat made by George Cabiness to A. P. W. Allen. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles." For more information, click here.]
CABINESS, Cute4 June 1918Huntsville, Walker County, TexasSarah and her six children (George, Peter, Cute, Tenola, Thomas, and Bessie) were shot because of an alleged threat made by George Cabiness to A. P. W. Allen. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles." For more information, click here.]
CABINESS, George4 June 1918Huntsville, Walker County, TexasSarah and her six children (George, Peter, Cute, Tenola, Thomas, and Bessie) were shot because of an alleged threat made by George Cabiness to A. P. W. Allen. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles." For more information, click here.]
CABINESS, Peter4 June 1918Huntsville, Walker County, TexasSarah and her six children (George, Peter, Cute, Tenola, Thomas, and Bessie) were shot because of an alleged threat made by George Cabiness to A. P. W. Allen. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles." For more information, click here.]
CABINESS, Sarah4 June 1918Huntsville, Walker County, TexasSarah and her six children (George, Peter, Cute, Tenola, Thomas, and Bessie) were shot because of an alleged threat made by George Cabiness to A. P. W. Allen. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles." For more information, click here.]

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CABINESS, Tenola4 June 1918Huntsville, Walker County, TexasSarah and her six children (George, Peter, Cute, Tenola, Thomas, and Bessie) were shot because of an alleged threat made by George Cabiness to A. P. W. Allen. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles." For more information, click here.]
CABINESS, Thomas4 June 1918Huntsville, Walker County, TexasSarah and her six children (George, Peter, Cute, Tenola, Thomas, and Bessie) were shot because of an alleged threat made by George Cabiness to A. P. W. Allen. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles." For more information, click here.]
CALHOUN, John25 May 1918Barnesville, GeorgiaJohn was shot for the alleged murder of John A. Willis. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
CARREKER, WillJune 1909Talbot County, Georgia[Source: Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930]
CARROLL, JamesApril 1879Frederick, MarylandThe Daily Constitution , Atlanta, Georgia, 22 Apr 1879: "The jury of inquest upon the lynching of the negro, James Carroll, returned a verdict that he was hanged by men unknown to the jury."
CARTER, HoraceOctober 1923King William County, Virginia[Source: Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930]
CATO, Will16 August 1904Statesboro, GeorgiaCrime: Murder [Source: Georgia Backroads Magazine, Spring 2012]
CLARKE, Andrew21 December 1918Shubuta, MississippiMajor Clarke and his brother Andrew, as well as Maggie and Alma House were hanged for the murder of Dr. E. L. Johnston. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
CLARKE, Major21 December 1918Shubuta, MississippiMajor and his brother Andrew, as well as Maggie and Alma House were hanged for the murder of Dr. E. L. Johnston. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
CLAYTON, Elias15 June 1920Duluth, MinnesotaWrongfully accused of raping a white woman.
CLAYTON, George18 June 1918Mangham, LouisianaGeorge was hanged for the murder of his employer, Ben Brooks. In a battle with the posse George wounded six men, probably fatally. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
COBB, James23 May 1918Cordele, GeorgiaJames was hanged for the alleged murder of Mrs. Roy Simmons. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
COSBY, "Bud"7 February 1918Fayetteville, GeorgiaBud was hanged for intent to rob and kidnapping. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
CRAWFORD, Anthony P.October 1916Abbeville, South Carolina[Source: Men and Violence: Gender, Honor, and Rituals in Modern Europe and America, edited by Pieter Spierenburg]
CZERICH, Warren3 September 1918San Pedro, CaliforniaSupposed crime: murder. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
DANSY, Ed.February 26, 1918Willacoochee, GeorgiaMr. Dansy was shot. He had killed two white officers and wounded three others. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
DAVIS, Dan1912-[Source: "American Lynching"]
DEVERT, Thomas20 May 1918Erwin, TennesseeThomas was shot and burned for the alleged murder of a white girl. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
DUKES, Bill15 August 1918Nachez, MississippiBill was shot to death. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
EARLE, Willieabt 1947Greenville, South Carolina[Source: Fire in a Canebrake]
EBERHART, LeeFebruary 1921Athens, Clarke County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]
EDWARDS, Sam17 January 1918Hazelhurst, MississippiSam was burned to death. He was charged with murder of Bera Willes, 17 year old white girl. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
ELDER, Claude29 June 1905Watkinsville, Oconee County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]
EVANS, Spencer22 March 1918Crawfordville, GeorgiaSpencer was hanged. He was convicted of criminal assault upon a colored woman at the February term of court and sentenced to be hanged, but a mob took him from jail and lynched him. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
FICARROTTA, Castenge1910Florida[Source: "American Lynching"]
FRANK, Leo1915Atlanta, Georgia[Sources: The Encyclopedia of American Crime, "American Lynching"]
GILHAM, John15 August 1918Macon, Bibb County, GeorgiaJohn was hanged for an alleged attack on two white women. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
GILLENWATERS, Jimmy1912Bowling Green, Kentucky-
GOODMAN, Gus4 November 1905Bainbridge, Georgia[Source: "American Lynching"]
GOOLSIE, Kirby4 June 1918Beaumont, TexasKirby was hanged for an alleged attack on a white girl. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
GOTO, Katsu1889Hanokaa, Hawaii[Source: "American Lynching"]
HALE, West4 December 1921Oconee County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]
HALL, "Bubber"7 August 1918Bastrop, LouisianaBubber was hanged for an alleged attack on a white woman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
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HALL, Robert1943Baker County, GeorgiaRobert was beaten to death with a blackjack. [Source: Fire in a Canebrake]
HARDEMANN, Frank16 October 1900Wellston, Houston County, GeorgiaSupposed crime: assaulting Mrs. B. H. Pierson, the wife of a Baptist preacher. [Source: The New York Times]
HARMON, Jim1890Walton County, GeorgiaJim was shot to death for allegedly putting his hand on a white woman's face while she slept; his body sunk to the bottom of a pond. [Source: Fire in a Canebrake]
HARRIS, Bob29 June 1905Watkinsville, Oconee County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]
HARVARD, John1 December 1909Cochran, Georgia[Source: Macon Telegraph, Georgia, 2 December 1909]
HEAD, Will17 May 1918Valdosta, GeorgiaWill, along with Will Thompson, Hayes Turner, Mary Turner, Sydney Johnson, Eugene Rice, Chime Riley, Simon Schuman, and three unidentified negroes were hanged for alleged complicity in the murder of Hampton Smith. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
HICKORY, RichardJune 1884New Lexington, Ohio[Source: The Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 18 Jun 1884]
HOSE, Sam1899Newnan / Atlanta, GeorgiaSam was hung and burned to death. Afterwards, men came at him with knives. [Sources: Fire in a Canebrake, "American Lynching"]
HOUSE, Alma21 December 1918Shubuta, MississippiMajor Clarke and his brother Andrew, as well as Maggie and Alma House were hanged for the murder of Dr. E. L. Johnston. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
HOUSE, Maggie21 December 1918Shubuta, MississippiMajor Clarke and his brother Andrew, as well as Maggie and Alma House were hanged for the murder of Dr. E. L. Johnston. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
HUDSON, Jim26 January 1918Benton, LouisianaJim was hanged for living with a white woman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
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JACKSON, Elmer15 June 1920Duluth, MinnesotaWrongfully accused of raping a white woman.
JACKSON, Henry22 May 1918Miami, FloridaHenry was hanged for throwing a white man underneath a train. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
JENKINS, John1851San Francisco[Source: "American Lynching"]
JOHNSON, Ed1906Tennessee[Source: "American Lynching"]
JOHNSON, Henryabt December 1890Central, Pickens County, South CarolinaSupposed crime: "outrage" committed on white woman. [Source: The Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 4 Dec 1890]
JOHNSON, Sydney17 May 1918Valdosta, GeorgiaSydney, along with Will Head, Will Thompson, Hayes Turner, Mary Turner, Eugene Rice, Chime Riley, Simon Schuman, and three unidentified negroes were hanged for alleged complicity in the murder of Hampton Smith. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
JOINER, Saxe1865-[Source: "American Lynching"]
JONES, Jim26 February 1918Rayville, LouisianaJim, along with Jim Lewis and Will Powell, were accused of stealing hogs. Two were hanged and one shot to death. One white man and one negro were killed in the exchange of shots. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
LEAPHEART, Mr.May 1890Lexington, South Carolina[Source: The Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 13 May 1890]
LEWIS, Charles16 December 1918Hickman, KentuckyCharles was hanged for allegedly beating Deputy Sheriff Thomas. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
LEWIS, Jim26 February 1918Rayville, LouisianaJim, along with Jim Jones and Will Powell, were accused of stealing hogs. Two were hanged and one shot to death. One white man and one negro were killed in the exchange of shots. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
LOWE, George4 December 1921Oconee County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]
MAXWELL, EdNovember 1881WisconsinThe Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 22 Nov 1881: "The Wisconsin mob seems to have a penchant for anticipating the law just as well developed as if it were located in Louisiana. The lynching of Ed. Maxwell was neatly and expeditiously accomplished."
MCGHIE, Isaac15 June 1920Duluth, MinnesotaWrongfully accused of raping a white woman.
MCGILL, L.29 June 1918Madill, OklahomaMcGill was hanged for an alleged attack upon a white woman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
MCGOWAN, WilderNovember 1938Wiggins, MississippiWilder was hanged for the rape and robbery of a 74 year old white woman. [Source: Men and Violence: Gender, Honor, and Rituals in Modern Europe and America, edited by Pieter Spierenburg]
MCILLHERON, Jim12 February 1918Estill Springs, TennesseeJim was burned. He was accused of shooting to death two white men. G. W. Lych, who hid McIllheron, was shot to death. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
MCMANUS, Frank1882Minneapolis[Source: "American Lynching"]
MCNEEL, Georgia16 March 1918Monroe, LouisianaGeorgia and John Richards were hanged for an alleged attack upon a white woman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
MCTATIE, Leon30 July 1945Lexington, MississippiLeon was flogged to death for allegedly stealing a saddle. [Source: Fire in a Canebrake]

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MITCHELL, Allen18 June 1918Earle, ArkansasAllen was hanged for wounding Mrs. W. M. Langston. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
MORALES, David Rivas19 Jun 2007Austin, TexasAn angry crowd beat a man to death after a vehicle he was riding in struck and injured a young girl...The little girl was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
MORGAN, Dudley22 May 1902Longview, Gregg County, TexasDudley was tortured and burned alive at a stake. He was accused of physically assaulting a white woman.
NEAL, Claude1934Jackson County, Florida-
NOYES, Berry22 April 1918Lexington, KentuckyBerry was hanged for the murder of Sheriff W. E. McBride. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
O'NEAL, Obe18 September 1918Buff Lake, TexasSupposed crime: shot and wounded a white man. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
PARKER, Mack Charles1959Poplarville, Mississippi[Source: "American Lynching"]
PAYNE, JoeFebruary 1893Jellico, TennesseeSupposed crime: "ravishing" Miss Fannie Cecil. [Source: Macon Weekly Telegraph, Georgia, 27 February 1893]
PERSON, EllMay 1917Memphis, Tennessee[Source: "Tennessee Encyclopedia"]
POPE, Henryabt May 1888Summerville, Chattooga County, GeorgiaHenry was tried and convicted of rape, but was granted a respite by Gov. Gordon. Apparently, this did not sit well with some people. Henry was lynched. [Source: The Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 2 May 1888]
POWELL, Will26 February 1918Rayville, LouisianaWill, along with Jim Lewis and Jim Jones, were accused of stealing hogs. Two were hanged and one shot to death. One white man and one negro were killed in the exchange of shots. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
PRAEGER, Robert P.4 April 1918Collinsville, IllinoisRobert was hanged. He was accused of making disloyal remarks. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
PRICE, Sandy29 June 1905Watkinsville, Oconee County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]
PUCKETT, Richard1913Laurens, South Carolina-
RADNEY, Ike11 August 1918Colquit, Georgia[Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
REED, Paul16 August 1904Statesboro, GeorgiaCrime: Murder [Source: Georgia Backroads Magazine, Spring 2012]
REEVES, Sandy24 September 1918Waycross, GeorgiaSandy was hanged for an alleged assault on a white girl. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
RICE, Eugene17 May 1918Valdosta, GeorgiaEugene, along with Will Head, Will Thompson, Hayes Turner, Mary Turner, Sydney Johnson, Chime Riley, Simon Schuman, and three unidentified negroes were hanged for alleged complicity in the murder of Hampton Smith. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
RICHARDS, John16 March 1918Monroe, LouisianaJohn and George McNeel were hanged for an alleged attack upon a white woman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
RIDLEY, Weakly29 March 1886Alamo, TennesseeSupposed crime was he, along with Tobe Williams, murdered Daniel Guthrie. [Source: Macon Weekly Telegraph, Georgia, 6 April 1886]
RILEY, Chime17 May 1918Valdosta, GeorgiaChime, along with Will Head, Will Thompson, Hayes Turner, Mary Turner, Sydney Johnson, Eugene Rice, Simon Schuman, and three unidentified negroes were hanged for alleged complicity in the murder of Hampton Smith. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
ROBINSON, Lewis29 June 1905Watkinsville, Oconee County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]
ROBINSON, Rich29 June 1905Watkinsville, Oconee County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]
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ROBINSON, Willis18 December 1918Newport, ArkansasWillis was hanged for the murder of Patrolman Charles Williams. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
RODRIGUEZ, Antonio1910Rock Springs, Texas[Source: "American Lynching"]
SCHUMAN, Simon17 May 1918Valdosta, GeorgiaSimon, along with Will Head, Will Thompson, Hayes Turner, Mary Turner, Sydney Johnson, Eugene Rice, Chime Riley, and three unidentified negroes were hanged for alleged complicity in the murder of Hampton Smith. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
SHIPMAN, Charles14 November 1918Fort Bend County, TexasSupposed crime: disagreement with landowner. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
SHIPP, Thomas7 August 1930Marion, Indiana[Source: "American Lynching"]
SHORTER, WilliamJune 1893VirginiaSupposed crime: Attempted rape upon Mrs. Clevenger. [Source: The Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 14 June 1893]
SIMMONS, Jim18 November 1890Cairo, Georgia[Source: Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930]
SINGLETON, Claud20 April 1918Poplarville, MississippiClaud was hanged. He was accused of murdering a white man, and he had been sentenced to life imprisonment. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
SMITH, Abram7 August 1930Marion, Indiana[Source: "American Lynching"]
SMITH, Henry1893Paris, Texas[Source: "American Lynching"]
STACY, Rubin19 July 1935Ft. Lauderdale, Florida[Source: "American Lynching"]
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SULLIVAN, William23 May 1893Corunna, MichiganSupposed crime: Murder of Layton Leech. [Source: The Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 25 May 1893]
TAYLOR, George5 November 1918Rolesville, North CarolinaGeorge was hanged for rape. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
THOMPSON, Allie24 November 1918Culpepper, VirginiaSupposed crime: assaulting a white woman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
THOMPSON, Sterling3 January 1901Campbellton, Georgia[Source: Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930]
THOMPSON, Will17 May 1918Valdosta, GeorgiaWill, along with Will Head, Hayes Turner, Mary Turner, Sydney Johnson, Eugene Rice, Chime Riley, Simon Schuman, and three unidentified negroes were hanged for alleged complicity in the murder of Hampton Smith. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
TILL, Emmett1955Greenwood, Mississippi[Source: "American Lynching"]
TURLEY, JohnMay 1893Bedford, IndianaSupposed crime: Murder of Conductor L. F. Price. [Source: The Atlanta Constitution , Georgia, 16 May 1893]
TURNER, Hayes17 May 1918Valdosta, GeorgiaHayes, along with Will Head, Will Thompson, Mary Turner, Sydney Johnson, Eugene Rice, Chime Riley, Simon Schuman, and three unidentified negroes were hanged for alleged complicity in the murder of Hampton Smith. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
TURNER, Mary17 May 1918Valdosta, GeorgiaMary, along with Will Head, Will Thompson, Hayes Turner, Sydney Johnson, Eugene Rice, Chime Riley, Simon Schuman, and three unidentified negroes were hanged for alleged complicity in the murder of Hampton Smith. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
VALENTINE, Edward4 June 1918Sanderson, TexasSupposed crime: murder. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
VINSON, William13 July 1942Texarkana, Texas[Source: Handbook of Texas Online]
WALKER, Henry24 November 1879Fort Valley, Georgia[Source: Georgia Black Book: Morbid, Macabre and Disgusting Records of Genealogical Value]
WALKER, Zachariah1911Coatesville, Pennsylvania[Source: "American Lynching"]
WAGNER, Frederick28 August 1918Hot Springs, ArkansasSupposed crime: disloyal utterances. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
WARNER, LloydNovember 1933St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri"confessed attacker of a white girl" [Source: San Antonio Light, Texas newspaper articles]
WASH, Howard1943Laurel, Mississippi[Source: Fire in a Canebrake]
WASHINGTON, Jesse1916Waco, Texas[Source: "American Lynching"]
WATTS, JoeJune 1911Monroe, Walton County, GeorgiaA mob of men hung Joe from a tree and shot him. [Source: Fire in a Canebrake]
WHITESIDE, George11 November 1918Sheffield, AlabamaGeorge was hanged. He was charged with the murder of a policeman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
WILLIAMS, Clyde22 April 1918Monroe, LouisianaClyde was hanged for shooting C. L. Thomas, a Missouri-Pacific station agent at Fawndale. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
WILLIAMS, General24 October 1890Burke County, Georgia[Source: Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930]
WILLIAMS, Tobe29 March 1886Alamo, TennesseeSupposed crime was he, along with Weakly Ridley, murdered Daniel Guthrie. [Source: Macon Weekly Telegraph, Georgia, 6 April 1886]
WOMACK, John22 May 1918Red Level, ArkansasJohn was shot for an alleged assault on a white woman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
WOODSON, Edward10 December 1918Green River, WyomingEdward was charged with killing a railroad switchman. [Source: The Crises, "Old Magazine Articles"]
WRIGHT, Cleo1942Sikeston, MissouriCleo's feet were tied to the back of a car, and he was drug through the city streets. Finally, he was burned to death. [Sources: Fire in a Canebrake, "American Lynching"]
YERBY, Gene29 June 1905Watkinsville, Oconee County, Georgia[Source: "Bloody Injuries" by Professor Wilkes, University of Georgia]




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