Lynched for Assault

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Marshall Messenger
Place of publication: Marshall, TX
Date of publication: 4/10/1908

Mobile, Ala.: Walter Clayton, a negro trusty, who was serving at the stockade of the Hand Lumber Company for manslaughter, late Saturday criminally assaulted Mrs. Joseph White, aged 20 years, and was lynched that night by a mob of 75 men. The assault occurred at the woman’s home, six miles below Loxley. Clayton entered the house, it is said and choked Mrs. White before assaulting her.


“Lynched for Assault.” The Marshall Messenger (Marshall, TX), April 10, 1908.