According to the 1900 Federal Census, Jake McDowell was born February 1855, married to Minnee McDowell for 19 years, having 9 children although there are only 2 sons and 6 daughters listed on the census by name. He worked as a farm laborer and owned
William Potter’s lynching is extremely graphic and is strongly issued as a trigger warning.
Located in Livermore, KY, William Potter was accused of shooting Clarence (Frank) Mitchell, a 22-year-old white man in a barroom.
On April 20th, 1911, a local sheriff was hiding him in the Whitaker
William Clifford, also known as W.M. Clifford or Will Clifford, was a farmhand and laborer from Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. Born to Mary and John in February of 1867, Clifford had up to five siblings. By the year 1900 he was the only child living
Henry Allen was a white male coal miner and a boarder of Muhlenberg county, Kentucky. Allen was married to Mary Daniel, and had one male child by her named Aubry Nicholas Allen, who died at the age of 2 in 1911. Allen was also an
Virgil Bowers was an African American man residing in London, Kentucky. Information about his life, including birth and census records, is not available. The information about the lynching of Virgil Bowers is provided by several contemporaneous news sources.
Bowers was prosecuted in two trials for the