Robert Rich

The Gazette
February 9, 1898

Robt. Rich, a negro convict who was serving out a sentence on the public roads of the parish for stealing seed cotton, fell dead early Monday morning. Mr. T. W. Clark, who has charge of the convict gang, says Rich had just finished breakfast and was standing before a fire, when he was seized with an epileptic fit and fell backward. In the fall his head struck a rock, resulting in his neck being broken. A coroner’s jury was empaneled, which rendered a verdict in accordance with the above facts. Rich was a middle-aged darkey. His sentence would have expired next September.

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