JOHN S WINDERS
JOHN S WINDERS
LYNCHING IN TODD
JOHN S WINDERS HANGED IN WILDCAT HOLLOW
His Body Found Suspended In the Woods
A Week Ago news Not Received for Several Days
A rumor that John S. Winders had been lynched by white caps, or had committed suicide, in todd county, reached this city last Friday, but not till the next day could any reliable information be received. Winders was a tough character and such reports have been circulated about him before, which turned out to be false. This time his career has really been cut shoft. He was taken out of his house Friday night, the 14th insst, by unknown parties. Not until last Tuesday, four days later, was it known what had become of him, when his dead body was found hanging in the woods, the locality is in the northern portion of Todd county next to Muhlenberg, thirty miles from here and remote from news center. The district is called "Wildcat Hollow" and Winders has been a terror to the whole neighborhood. He was warned to leave on account of beating his wife and for other misdeeds and failing to go the more rigorous course of lynching him seems to have been adopted. It is not likely that the perpetrators will ever be known. A reliable party brought the news to this city Saturday and he says the people are showing no concern about the lynching, but that there is a general feeling of relief that Winders is out of the way. He was well known in the police court of this city and has done service in the work house for painting the town red and for general lawlessness when here on occasional trips. The first report, taken from the Fairview Review, was that he might have committed suicide, but the facts were as set forth above. No steps have been taken by either the Todd county or State authorities to ferret out the facts in regard to his taking off.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian March 1896
March 19, 1909:
Mrs. Nannie Winders, Age 23, wife of Charles Winders, a young farmer of Allegre, died after an illness of a few days. She is survived by her husband and a 3 year old daughter.
Burial took place Saturday at the
McCoplin burying grounds.
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