Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 24, 1899: Chick Davis

The Times (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) dated July 25, 1899:

Chick Davis Escapes the Rope, But is Shot to Death.

Wilmot, Ark., July 24.—Chick Davis, the negro murderer of Will Grin, a respected farmer, was lynched here early to-day.  He was overtaken in a corn field and snapped both barrels of his gun at the pursuing party, and was then fired upon by them and killed instantly.

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