Negro Soldier Is Killed By White Man Near Holt

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Birmingham Age Herald
Place of publication: Birmingham, Alabama
Date of publication: 1/23/1919 0:00
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Tuscaloosa, January 22. – (Special.)
Harry Crumley, returned negro soldier, was s hot and killed at Holt, a furnace town four miles from Tuscaloosa, this afternoon by Tim Ryan, a young white man. The negro, who had been stationed in the Hiwaiian Islands for the past five years, is said to have been making himself generally objectionable to the white people of the Holt neighborhood and is alleged to have insulted several white women.
Only this morning he is said to have made improper remarks to a young lady teacher of the town. Several men of Holt were on the lookout for the negro to arrest him when young Ryan met him in the road. On being ordered to throw up his hands Crumley is said to have rushed at Ryan, attempting to put his hands in his pocket at the same time. Ryan was armed with a shotgun and as the soldier ran at him shot the man in the right breast, killing him instantly.