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Josefa Segovia
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 5, 1851

A Mexican woman who was lynched by a mob in Downieville, California. She was accused of killing a white man who had attempted to assault her after breaking into her home.

Created by: Donna
Record added: May 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26942566

So Miss Segovia MAY have been a saloon girl who was accused (but never convicted; important distinction) of a past crime, carried a knife and had a temper....these reasons sufficiently justify being lynched by a mob? If so, then half the women in Georgeto...(Read more)
- Preston Dillard
 Added: Sep. 24, 2013
Josefa fatally stabbed a man and had been accused of doing this in two other unrelated and entirely separate situations, involving two other men. She was a knife carrying, saloon girl with a bad temper and not Joan Of Arc. Flag this comment if you wish, b...(Read more)
- R. Boulware
 Added: Jul. 8, 2013

- NWArk
 Added: May. 23, 2009
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