What Happened in 1912
From Donna Parrish's Shadow of 1912:
Ellen Grice was assaulted on Wednesday, September 4,1912.Tony Howell was charged with "Assault with intent to Rape" (Book 4 p. 391). After several adjournments, the case was "nol prossed". Howell continued to live in Forsyth County until the 1940's, when according to a neighbor he moved to Alpharetta, GA to reside with his daughter.
Mae Crow was assaulted on Sunday, September 08, 1912.She died Monday, September 23, 1912. Rob Edwards was indicted for the rape of Mae Crow. On Tuesday September 10,1912 Edwards was shot, drug from the Cumming, GA jail and hung up on the telephone pole at the intersection of Main Street and Tribble Gap Road (the northwest corner of the Square). The coroner's inquest held Wednesday, September 18,1912 found the cause of death to be a gun shot.
on Ellen Grice
6 to Marietta
moved from Hall Co.
3 taken to Atlanta
W. J. Buice
on Rob Edwards
Colored Tax Digest of Forsyth County 1911-1917 and Owners named on 1910 Census By Donna Parrish
Newspaper Transcriptions from 1912 Attempted rape, Rape, Murder Case by Brenda Webb with notes by Donna
Forsyth County Ga History and Records