Stung Up By Mob

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Marion-Standard Times
Place of publication: Marion, AL
Date of publication: 10/11/1906

STRUNG UP BY MOB. Thousands of People Viewed Pend ant Bodies. Mobile, Ala. The crimes committed upon Edna May Fowler, Lillian May Savell, Ruth Sossaman and attempts on others whose names are not given, were revenged by a party of forty-five men this afternoon at 12:35 o’clock in a lonely place just off the Holt road, in the neighborhood of Prichard’s Station. Robinson, who committed the first crimes that started the people of Mobile and worked them up into a fury, was first strung up. A long half-inch rope was thrown over the limb of a live oak tree. , -‘, Thompson was hanged as soon as the body of Robinson had been strung up. The hanging of the negroes was con ducted in a very quiet ‘manner, and during the time that the work was go ing on, hardly a word was spoken.


“Stung Up By Mob.” The Marion-Standard Times (Marion, AL), October 11, 1906.