TX - 8 children murdered in Hockley (Lynch tragedy), 1878

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    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
    http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth110797/m1/2/

    Chicago Daily Tribune
    http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicago...Tribune&desc=THE+HOCKLEY+HORROR.&pqatl=google

    Eight Children Murdered
    http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP18781214.2.32

    Fulton History
    http://fultonhistory.com/newspaper ... NY Stamford Mirror 1878 Grayscale - 0170.pdf
     
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