Otis Tench obituary
mentality $1 and was "the or- of simi- be- and Only Scaffold Builder Dies Otis Tench, 81, to Buried Tomorrow Afternoon Be Oils Tench, 81, the man who built the scaffold Raleigh county's upon only which public hanging was performed, died at his home at Skellon yesterday. As deputy to the late Sheriff William T. Shumate, Tench--a carpenter--built the scaffold carpenter--bum tlie scaffold near where the Bccklcy Lumber and Supply company now stands. Upon it William I. Martin hanged Oclober 3, 1890. The execution war performed under an old state law compelling sheriffs to execute prisoners convicted in fielr counties. Tench died of ailments brought on by his advanced age. He been In ill health for Ihree Funeral services will be held f morrow nt 2 p. m. at the s y s HeverendJ. M. Hayes, of the Baptist church. Burial will b e l n made by the Calfee undertakers. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Shumate Tench, six children, Walton C. Tench, Asheville, N. C.; T,. A. Tench, Blue Jay; Ambrose 0, Tench, Chicago; and Ashbury H. Te-nch, Ashland, Ky.-, B. V. Ycager, Huntington. A brother, J. P. Tench, lives at Cranberry. The following pallbearers were to announced: Active--Walter Mathews, Samuel Kite, Frank Lemon, Charles JMatheny, John T. Hollandsworth jr., Lewis Warden. Honorary--John P. Grjffie, John R. Smith, Paris Stover, S. S. Nichols, Dr. B. B. Richmond, T. Bazzarre, John Hollandsworth sr., Ote Warden, Dr. W. H. Cunningham, J. E. Summerfield, Charles ollandsworth, Mat Sawyers, Balley, John Bailey, George 'arden, W. C, Thompson, Everett urtis, W. C. Underwood, Frank reer, anc 1 Claude Hollandsworth.