Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19, 1894: Perry Cook

Today's lynching is found in The Davenport Daily Leader published on September 21, 1894:

Horsethief Leader Lynched.

GUTHRIE, O. T., Sept. 21.—News has been received from Lincoln, a small town about 100 miles from here, of the lynching of the leader of a gang of horsethieves. His name was Perry Cook. He had aided in several raids of late and a posse of farmers finally came upon him in a cave. He had in his possession half a dozen stolen horses, which fact so enraged the farmers they hanged him to a tree without giving him time to say a word.

Short and sweet today, and in case you wanted to know, O. T. means Oklahoma Territory.

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