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Sunday, September 23, 2012

African-American Series: Metal Worker Murdered Over Woman (1917)

The 20 Sep 1917 edition of The Matawan Journal reported the murder of Lige Carrington by Archie Henderson at the Cliffwood Brick Company on Sunday 16 Sep 1917. The two men had argued over a woman -- Bessie Dennison -- when Henderson shot Carrington through the heart, killing him. Henderson fled and was on the loose at publication time, but Ms Dennison had been taken into custody as a material witness soon after the shooting, along with an unnamed man and a valise full of Mr Henderson's clothing.

Carrington had come from Haverstraw, New York, and was working at the Matawan Iron and Steel Company at the time of his death.


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