Trusty Lynched for Nameless Crime

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Wise County Messenger
Place of publication: Decatur, TX
Date of publication: 4/10/1908

Mobile, Ala.: – Walter Clayton, a negro trusty, who serving time at the stockade of the Hand Lumber Company, for manslaughter, late Saturday afternoon, criminally assaulted Mrs. Joseph White, aged 20 years, and was lynched that night by a mob of 75 men. The assault occured at the woman’s home, six miles below Loxley. Clayton entered the house and choked Mrs. White before committing the assault.


“Trusty Lynched for Nameless Crime.” Wise County Messenger (Decatur, TX), April 10, 1908.