Hanged From a Derrick

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: St. Paul Daily Globe
Place of publication: Sain Paul, MN
Date of publication: 11/26/1886
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Hanged to a Derrick. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 25.— John Davis, the negro’ rapist, was lynched at Randolph, Ala., last night. Davis was the perpetrator of three outrages. He had the reputation of being one of the worst characters in the state. The last outrage was committed near Randolph on the 21st inst.. on the person of Mrs. Crumpton, a white lady. The victim had gone out a distance from her residence, and was gathering up firewood, her husband at the time being away from home. She and her little boy while picking wood were behind some bushes. One of the negroes drew a pistol, cocked it, and placed it to her head, saying: “If you scream I will kill you,” telling the boy the same thing. Davis was captured soon after the perpetration of the outrage. He had a preliminary trial and was placed


“Hanged From a Derrick.” St. Paul Daily Globe (Sain Paul, MN), November 26, 1886.