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Abstract This collection contains the materials collected by Tennessee lawyer Donald F. Paine about the murder trials of Maurice Mays in 1919 and 1921. Mays, a black restaurateur and former deputy sheriff of Knoxville, was convicted of the murder of a white woman named Bertie Lindsey in 1919. He was executed by the state on March 15, 1922, despite the concerns of respectable white and black citizens as to a fair trial and doubts about his guilt. Three series within the collection contain photocopies...
Dates: 1905-1926, 1983-2007 (bulk 1920's, 2006)
Abstract This collection houses trial documents, research notes, newspaper articles, and photographs showing three separate murder cases. The first of these cases is State of Tennessee vs. Hiram Hall. Hall was convicted of murdering his wife, Ida Hassler Hall, on August 18, 1897 near Crossville, Tennessee. The second case researched is State of Tennessee vs. Eugene D. Blanchard. Blanchard was convicted of murdering Harry Gervin in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 16, 1930. The third case included is State...
Dates: 1897 August-2007 October