Friday, February 13, 2015

February 13, 1912: George Sanders and Mary Jackson

The Waxahachie Daily Light (Waxahachie, Texas) dated February 15, 1912:


Negro Man and Negress Swung Up in Panola County Tuesday. No Details are Given.

Associated Press Special.

Marshall, Texas, Feb. 15.—News has reached here that two negroes, George Sanders and Mary Jackson, were lynched to the same limb of a tree in Panola county Tuesday. They resided in the same house with the negro, Tennie Sneed, who is accused of killing a white man, Paul Strange, a few days ago near Elysian Fields. Sneed is now in the penitentiary at Rusk for safe keeping.

It is sad that these two people appear to have been lynched for nothing more than sharing a house with the murderer. Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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