Friday, May 27, 2016

June 7, 1904: Cain Ford

Today we learn about a lynching in South Carolina through the pages of The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas) dated June 8, 1902:


Wa[l]terboro, S. C., June 7.—Cain Ford, one of four negroes implicated in the murder of the wife of Section Master, J. K. Jones in Coleton county in April last and who has been confined in Wa[l]terboro jail was lynched today after the sheriff had started to take him to the penitentiary for safekeeping. Jim Black, another negro implicated in the crime was lynched last Wednesday.

You can read about the Jim Black lynching here.

Thank you for joining me and as always I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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