Killing of Jack Parker in Georgia in 1936
Jack Parker, age 40, a worker in a turpentine distillery, was killed in 1936 by Maude Bryant in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia. Bryant and his twin brother Claude, both white, were hitchhiking with Parker when the three had an altercation and Parker allegedly stabbed Claude. Bryant then shot Parker. Parker was arrested for the stabbing. A lynch mob that gathered at the jail disbursed after Sheriff Sid Wiggins told the crowd that Parker was unlikely to survive. Claude died in a doctor’s office. Parker died in jail.
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