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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Black Sheep Sunday: Henry Gatlin and Shirley Coles Charged With Shooting

On 23 March 1902 in Nashville, Tennessee, four boys approached Ike Lytle, an African-American man. One of the boys shot at him three times. Lytle was not injured, but a dog was killed.

My great-grandfather Henry Brown Gatlin and Shirley Coles were charged with the shooting. According to Lytle, Henry Gatlin shot at him with Shirley Coles' gun.

Nashville American, 24 March 1902, page 3

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