Negro Attacked Young Wife

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Chronicle-Telegram
Place of publication: Elyria, OH
Date of publication: 4/8/1908

Mobile, Ala., April 8 – Walter Clayton, a negro, who was serving time at the stockade of the Hand Lumber Company for manslaughter, criminally assaulted Mrs. Joseph White, aged twenty years, Saturday, and was lynched by twenty-five men near Bay Minette.

Clayton entered her house, it is said, and choked Mrs. White into unconsciousness. When arrested he admitted his guilt. As the officers hurried him to jail seventy-five men came from behind a fence and dragged the negro and a deputy seventy-five yards before it was discovered the men were handcuffed togather. The deputy was released and the negro carried away. His body has not yet been found.


“Negro Attacked Young Wife.” The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, OH), April 8, 1908.