Friday, May 25, 1917 (all day)

Ell Persons, the murderer of Antoinette Rappel was burned at 9:30 Tuesday, near where the crime was committed. It was the people taking the place of 12 men, and was carefully and orderly carried out.

McNairy County independent. (Selmer, McNairy County, Tenn.), 25 May 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>

McNairy County Independent, 5/25/1917