RECORD OF LYNCHINGS
from January to June, 1903

It may be interesting to many people to know just how far mob violence has gone and at what a rapid pace it is going. The Striker has kept a fairly good record of the number of men who have lost their lives at the hands of a mob since January 1, 1903. Up to July 1, 1903, there have been 48 men laid to rest in the silent tomb by lawless men. The South alone has furnished 44.

The compliation by states is given as follows:

STATE

NUMBER OF LYNCHINGS

Arkansas

3

Delaware

1

Florida

5

Georgia

9

Illinois

2

Mississippi

11

Missouri

4

Montana

1

Tennessee

1

Texas

4

West Virginia

1

Wyoming

1

JANUARY

DATE NAME NOTE LOCATION
January 10, 1903 John Hollins colored, attempted criminal assault Drew, Mississippi
January 14, 1903 Ransom O'Neil murder Angelton, Texas
January 14, 1903 Charles Tunstall colored, attempted criminal assault Angelton, Texas
January 19, 1903 Unknown Negro unknown offense Cofield, Point, Louisana
January 21, 1903 Andy Clark colored, murder Leeper, Missouri
January 26 Joseph Thomas colored, murder Luling, West Virginia
January 30 Edward Mitchell murder Madison, West Virginia

FEBRUARY

DATE NAME NOTE LOCATION
February 7, 1903 Lee Hall colored, murder Wrightville, Georgia
February 19, 1903 Cornelius Lee colored, murderous assault Plaquemine, Louisana
February 24, 1903 William Fambro colored, insulting whites Griffin, Georgia
February 24, 1903 Frank Brown colored, murder McDade, Georgia

MARCH

DATE NAME NOTE LOCATION
March 9, 1903 Henry Thomas colored, criminal assault Parish, Alabama
March 30, 1903 Frank Robertson colored, arson Bradley, Arkansas

APRIL

DATE NAME NOTE LOCATION
April 6, 1903 John Turner attempted criminal assault Warren, Arkansas
April 15, 1903 Thomas Gilyard colored Joplin, Missouri
April 23, 1903 Alex Thompson colored, murderous assault Gurgon, Arkansas
April 23, 1903 Andrew Rainey colored, arson Bainbridge, Georgia
April 26, 1903 Unknown Negro attempted criminal assault Thebes, Illinois
April 26, 1903 Hensley Johnson attempted criminal assault Carthage, Texas

MAY

DATE NAME NOTE LOCATION
May 3, 1903 D. M. Malone prejudice Carruthersville, Missouri
May 3, 1903 W. J. Moreyhan prejudice Carruthersville, Missouri
May 3, 1903 Robert Bryant colored, murder Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 19, 1903 Washington Jarvis colored, murder Madison, Florida
May 20, 1903 Amos Randal murder Mulberry county, Florida
May 20, 1903 Daniel Kennedy murder Mulberry county, Florida
May 20, 1903 Henry Gordon colored, murder Mulberry county, Florida
May 21, 1903 Mrs. Hart colored, murderous assault Corinth, Mississippi
May 23 William Hopkins colored, criminal assault Near Bainbridge, Georgia
May 27, 1903 Unknown Negro criminal assault Kemp, Texas
May 27, 1903 W. C. Clifton murder Newcastle, Wyoming
May 28, 1903 Unknown Negro arson Near Woodville, Mississippi

JUNE

DATE NAME NOTE LOCATION
June 1, 1903 Benjamin Gorman colored, murder Webster County, Georgia
June 4, 1903 Robert Deanis colored, attempted criminal assault Greenville, Mississippi
June 6, 1903 David F. wyatt colored, murder Belleville, Illinois
June 8, 1903 "Dago" Peaver colored, murder Fort Valley, Georgia
June 8, 1903 Four Negroes complicity in murder Smith County, Mississippi
June 8, 1903 Negro woman complicity in murder Smith County, Mississippi
June 11, 1903 Frank Dupree colored, murder Forest Hill, Louisiana
June 19, 1903 John Brown murder Bad Lands, Montana
June 22, 1903 George White colored, criminal assault and murder Wilmington, Delaware
June 23, 1903 George Kinkead colored, murderous assault Cleveland, Mississippi
June 24, 1903 Case Jones colored, criminal assault and murder Elk Valley, Tennessee
June 26, 1903 Garfield McCoy murder Albany, Georgia
June 26, 1903 Wiley Anderson murder Albany, Georgia
June 26, 1903 George McKinney murder Albany, Georgia

Source: Wichita Searchlight, Wichita, Kansas, July 25, 1903, page 1, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

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