01-24-2013, 08:03 PM #1
TX - 8 children murdered in Hockley (Lynch tragedy), 1878
A unsolved mass murder cases even to this very day. The Hockley Murders is also known as the Lynch Tragedy.
George Lynch, a father of 8, woke up to gunfire on the early morning of September 13, 1878. A man was shooting with a pistol and Lynch was hit by a bullet on the chest. The unknown killer thinking George Lynch was dead starts to get a hatchet and kill his children. Than he set the Lynch house on fire to cover up the crime. It is probable the suspect is a person that Lynch had a run in with. His name is Bouleware, who was a neighbor of Lynch. George Lynch filed a criminal complaint against Bouleware for drawing a gun on him prior to the massacre.
The Waco Daily Examiner. (Waco, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 84, Ed. 1, Friday, September 20, 1878
Chicago Daily Tribune
Eight Children Murdered
Pennant Number: 51
Motto: Ventis Secundis ("With Favourable Winds")
May 15, 1920-May 24, 1941
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