A Ravisher Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Daily Tombstone
Place of publication: Tombstone, AZ
Date of publication: 11/29/1886
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A Ravisher Lynched. Special to the Daily Tombstone. Montgomery Ala., Nov. 29.= John Davis the negro rapist was lynched at Raudolph Ala, last night, by a mob of enrazed citizens. Davis was the hero of three outrages. He was one of the worst characters in the state, The last outrage was committed near Randolph, on the 21st on the person of Mrs. Croupton, a white lady. The victim had gone out some distance from her residence and was gathering firewood, her husband at the time being away from home. She and her little boy while picking up wood were suddenly attacked by two negros who were hidden behind some bushes: One of the negroes drew a pistol, cocked it and said; “‘If you scream I will shoot you” telling the boy the same thing The demon then accomplished his diabolical perpose; He then fled and was captured. He had a preliminary trial and was placed in prison under a strong guard. About 9 o’clock a mob of about fifty men overpowered the guard took the prisoner and hung him to a coaling derrick.


“A Ravisher Lynched.” The Daily Tombstone (Tombstone, AZ), November 29, 1886.