04 March 2015

On This Day: Alabama man lynched

An Alabama man has been lynched, reported the Shenandoah Evening Herald On This Day in 1892. George Adams assaulted two white women near Rivington, Alabama. A posse caught him. On the way back to the jail, the officers were overtaken and Adams was lynched.

He – Admas that is – had gone to a farmhouse where the two women were home alone. He demanded money. They refused and he beat them “into insensibility.”  

The evening herald. (Shenandoah, Pa.), 04 March 1892. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87078000/1892-03-04/ed-1/seq-3/> 


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.