Hudnall lynching witness, 1961

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Hudnall lynching witness, 1961 - - Clark Hudnall, 99, Last Lynching Witness,...
- Clark Hudnall, 99, Last Lynching Witness, Dies i I i Clark (Uncle Clark) Hudnall, 99 - year - old Cedar Grove man who was the last Kanawha resident resident to remember the county's second and last lynching 80 years aeo. died yesterday. Mr. Hudnall: a - retired mine foreman of the Cedar Grove Min ing Co., had been a patient in a Charleston hospital for the past three months. The Kanawha County native re called in a Daily Mail story in 1954 how he stumbled onto lynched Negro in the Cabin Creek section in 1831 Hudnall, then almost 20 years old, was employed by contractors; of the federal dam or iock men under construction at Riverside. Known as No. 3 stationary lock. The dam was across the Kanawha River below Pratt. It has since [been removed and replaced by a new lock at London. The buildinc of the dam em ployed many workmen, including a number of Negroes trom tne South. Around the site of the dam were boards of >H kinds, dredges and barges. Hudnall related. Amonc the laborers was a large Negro whose name Hudnall could not recall. In the summer of 1881 the laborer became involved an argument with Bob Moore, blacksmith in that reiiion. 1 fight that followed, the Negro drew a knife and cut the blacksmith's blacksmith's throat. This murder aroused the worK - jers and a mob quickly formed. The Negro ran into the river and hid among tne cratts, out was found by the mob who put a rope around his neck, took him to a point on the James and Kanawha turnpike near Riverside, lynched him on an elm tree and left the body there. Hudnall said he had not heard of the lynching and walked past the scene every day en route to meet nis nroinw to awrt - fee HUDNALL, Pg. 9. Col. S Today's Index 40 PAGES— t SECTIONS n D^M Bridge 24 Of All Things 2» Classified ... w soc. secuniy a* Comics 34 Sports ...... M Crossword . . 35 senior u orum « Dear Abby ".. 14 Theaters .... 34 Editorials ... 6 TV 35 Financial ... 19 Warming Up 18 Horoscope .. 34 Women's .... 13 Legats 36 Weather .... • My Answer 12 Your Health 34 Obituaries .. 19 Yrs. Gone By 30

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  1. The Charleston Daily Mail,
  2. 06 Apr 1961, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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