Monday, September 1, 2014

September 1, 1902: Manny Price and Bob Scruggs

The following article was found in The Daily Index (Greenwood, S. C.) dated September 3, 1902:


TWO LYNCHED IN FLORIDA.

Manny Price and Bob Scruggs Hanged and Riddled.

Newberry, Fla., Sept. 2.—Manny Price, the murderer of W. F. Brunsson, together with another negro, named Bob Scruggs, were lynched about 2 miles from this place shortly after 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon by a party of 300 men.  The negroes were being taken from Newberry to Gainesville by special deputies, and the party overpowered them and took the prisoners away.  They were given a chance to confess.  They were [sic] did , and were then strung up on a tree and their bodies riddled with bullets.

A similar article found in The Ocala Evening Star (Ocala, Florida) dated September 2, 1902 adds:

Scruggs furnished the pistol with which Price did the deed.


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