Three Negroes Shot for One Crime

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Fort Scott Daily Capital
Place of publication: Fort Scott, KS
Date of publication: 2/22/1894

Lewis Hendricks, the third negro implicated in the murder or Mrs. Jessie Rucker at Stanton on Thursday, was caught near Jemison last night and shot to death. Mrs. Rucker was waylaid by two negroes and murdered while going from her home to that of a neighbor. Bill George, colored, was arrested and confessed, implicating Abe Seddon. The latter denied his guilt, but both were lynched.


“Three Negroes Shot for One Crime.” Fort Scott Daily Capital (Fort Scott, KS), February 22, 1894.