Ryder Is Lynched

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
July 22, 1897 Page 4
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Ryder Is Lynched.

The Slayer of Miss Sallie Emma Owen is no More.

Taken From the Officers.

The People of Talbott Couldn’t Stand the Law’s delay, and acted Promptly.

[A very long article about the lynching of Dr. Ryder who murdered Miss Owen in Talbot County. “Miss Owens was a beautiful young lady, twenty-one years of age, and was of one of the most aristocratic families of the country. Ryder had been in love with the young lady for quite a while, and it was presumed that she had positively declined to marry him on the evening of the crime, which refusal had driven him to madness by jealousy.”

“The lynched man was reared in Bibb county at the old homestead in Rutland district. He was a dentist by profession and was considered very intelligent. His relatives had hoped to prove he was mentally irresponsible because of trouble he had been having with his ears.

“The family have always been very prominent in the state, one brother a minister of the South Georgia Conference, and another being a college professor. Just before the awful tragedy which will carry his aged mother to her grave in deepest sorrow, Dr. Ryder’s parents celebrated their Golden wedding. The father died soon after.   Dr. Ryder was their baby boy and had been the pet of the happy home.”


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