Albert Gooden

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Albert Gooden

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 17 Aug 1937 (aged 23–24)
Tipton County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 195235505 · View Source
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6 MASKED MEN LYNCH NEGRO; BODY RIDDLED
Captors Shout 'To Hell With Law' When They Seize Captive From Sheriff's Car
COVINGTON, Tenn., Aug. 17— (AP)---Six masked men, shouting "To hell with the law," seized a terror-stricken negro accused of slaying a white officer from Sheriff W. J. Vaughan today and left his body dangling at the end of a frayed rope after riddling it with bullets. It was the first lynching in Tip-ton county since the war between the states and the seventh in the south this year. Circuit Judge R. B. Baptist, ordering the county grand jury to make a "real investigation" of the "disgraceful, horrible crime," demanded first degree murder indictments against the "night riders," if their identities can he established. Body Submerged.
The body of the negro, Albert Gooden, 35, was found partly submerged in a creek 12 miles south of here. The rope had given way under the weight of his swaying form. One end of it remained twisted around the outer beam of a steel bridge. The legs were hound at the ankles The hands were still in the handcuffs placed by officers. More than 30 bullets had pierced the body. The mobsmen, Sheriff Vaughan said, crowded his car off the high-way last night, disarmed him and seized the prisoner. The sheriff was bringing him to Covington to face a charge of killing City Marshall Chester Doyle of Mason, Tenn., a month ago.


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  • Created by: Randy Adams
  • Added: 8 Dec 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 195235505
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Gooden (1913–17 Aug 1937), Find a Grave Memorial no. 195235505, ; Maintained by Randy Adams (contributor 46984413) Burial Details Unknown.