It’s been a while since I’ve researched my family tree let alone write a blog post. However, today I felt inspired to write something. I keep this blog active in the off chance that someone outside of my known family will contact me to help me connect the dots.
I briefly wrote about Alfred Ferebee several years ago when I found a newspaper article about his murder. It’s jarring to see your ancestors listed in the paper as murdered. It’s also sad to know that, because of the era, the killer would most likely not be charged.
I took the time out yesterday to fully transcribe the article as well as add an additional article regarding this murder. It was published in The Independent on December 28, 1923. The Independent was a newspaper for Elizabeth City, NC from Dec. 29, 1922-Sept. 4, 1936.
The Independent – December 28,1923
Mystery About this Killing Friday, December 28, 1923
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