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Joseph Price Batchelor
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1880
Death: Feb. 19, 1933

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From the New York Times, Monday, February 20, 1933:

MOB LYNCHES NEGRO IN LOUISIANA SLAYING

Police Say Prisoner Confessed Killing of Bank Cashier, Who Died Protecting His Wife


RINGGOLD, La., Feb. 19 (AP) Less than fourteen hours after J. P. Batchelor, 51, cashier of the Ringgold Bank, was beaten to death by a Negro near here, Nelson Nash, 24, who, officers said, confessed to the slaying, was lynched by a group of several score men who hanged him from a tree.

After he was hanged, about fifty bullets were fired through his body.

Police say Mr. Batchelor and his wife were routed from their beds about 4 A. M. by a Negro who forced them to go, while still in their night clothing, to the bank and open the doors. When Mr. Batchelor explained that he could not open the safe, the Negro marched them more than a mile north of town on the railroad track, where he attempted to attack Mrs. Batchelor.

When Mr. Batchelor went to his wife's rescue he was beaten to death. Mrs. Batchelor escaped by running into the near-by woods.

The Negro was arrested by a posse of 500 men and placed in custody of Sheriff Henderson Jordan of Bienville Parish.

Mr. Batchelor is survived by his widow and a son, who is a student in the Medical College of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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 Parents:
  Robert Warren Batchelor (1858 - 1914)
  Purity Catherine Woodard Batchelor (1860 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Tennessee Stewart Batchelor (1881 - 1966)
 
 Siblings:
  James Robert Batchelor (1879 - 1879)*
  Joseph Price Batchelor (1880 - 1933)
  Thomas Marshall Batchelor (1883 - 1965)*
  Henry Gilbert Batchelor (1885 - 1887)*
  John Lawson Batchelor (1888 - 1960)*
  Warren Davis Batchelor (1891 - 1939)*
  Daniel Cannon Batchelor (1892 - 1975)**
  Bennett Berry Batchelor (1894 - 1962)**
  Ray Knighton Batchelor (1896 - 1958)**
  Fannie Felecia Batchelor Woodard (1898 - 1980)**
  Thomas C. Batchelor (1900 - 1953)**
  Lola Irene Batchelor Pitts (1901 - 1978)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Providence Cemetery
Ringgold
Bienville Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Barry Holland
Originally Created by: Alverne J. Hollingswort...
Record added: Jan 27, 2008
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Joseph Price Batchelor
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Joseph Price Batchelor
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Joseph Price Batchelor
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- A Footstep In Time
 Added: Oct. 24, 2014

- A Footstep In Time
 Added: Oct. 24, 2014
Rest In Peace!
- Virginia Wilson Bailey
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 
 
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