Reported Negro Lynched: Slayer of Ed Upton Said To Have Been Hanged In Alabama

Source Type: article
Publisher: The East Mississippi Times
Place of publication: Starkville, Mississippi
Date of publication: 1916-07-07
Transcript:

Slayer of Ed Upton Said To Have Been Hanged in Alabama.

It was reported in Columbus Tuesday that the negro, Sam Meek Who shot and killed Ed Upton, a white man, near Crawford, Saturday night, was lynched in the vicinity of Pickensville, Ala,, near the Mississippi state line, some time Sunday night. It is stated that the negro was strung up to a tree on the spot where he was caught. He offered no response, It is said. A determined posse has been constantly on the hunt tor Meeks since the committal of the crime Saturday night and it is believed that he was caught shortly after daylight Sunday, Feelings ran high in Crawford Saturday and the announcement of the negro’s fate at the hands of the posse occasioned no surprise. Upton was attempting to arrest the negro, when the latter whipped out an automatic pistol and shot the officer three times, death having resulted almost instantly.

Citation:

July 7, 1916; The East Mississippi Times, Reported Negro Lynched: Slayer of Ed Upton Said To Have Been Hanged In Alabama, pp.1