Saturday, December 1, 2012

Lucy Black, Kentucky Husband-Whipper - 1910


FULL TEXT: Middleburg, Ky., May 5, 1910. – Lucy Black was arrested last week charged with whipping her husband, John Will Black, and will be tried this week. The parties live in the Hatter creek section. Constable Marion Black executed the papers on Mrs. Black and started to Squire Staton’s to deliver the goods, when his prisoner “went dead” on him, and, tumbling over on the ground, refused to budge. He sent one of his posse to a neighbor for a wagon out before he returned she got able and willing to “mosey” on up to the Squire’s office.

[“Middleburg Woman Whipped Husband - And When Arrested “Played Possum” On Officer Interesting Letter From Casey.” The Interior Journal (Stanford, N. J.), May 6, 1910, p. 1]

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