Thursday, June 23, 2016
August, 1880: Waldron
Today we learn about a lynching in Georgia through the pages of the Record of the Times (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) dated August 20, 1880:
Judge Lynch in a New Role.
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 19.—A young man, named Waldron, having been arrested at Sunnyside, Ga., by the sheriff of Spaulding county, a posse overpowered the sheriff, took the prisoner, and cut his head off. Waldron ran away about two weeks ago and came to Atlanta, bringing with him a young girl of 12 years old, his wife's sister.
Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.