Monday, October 13, 2008

Gainesville's 'Great Hanging' Commemoration

Those of us who are descendants of the men who were hanged in the 'Great Hanging' would like to send a big thanks to Gainesville City for hosting a commemoration on Saturday, October 11, 2008, during their Depot Day Festival. For those of you who could not attend the 'Commemoration of the Great Hanging', here are some pictures of the event sent by one of the descendants.

The bell ringer would stand in front of a cross and ring the bell as each name was read.


Sammy Hynds Harrison said...

I am glad to hear about the commemoration. At that time I was sick and would not have been able to have attended. Thank you Gainsville. And thank you for this wonderful website.

- GGG granddaughter of William Boyles & Elizabth West Boyles

Sammy Hynds Harrison
Fort Worth, TX

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear of this also. I am the great great great grandson of James Ward. I just found out about this hanging and of James Ward relation yesterday. Danny Lynch