Elmore Bolling

Elmore Bolling (HM1CFO)

Location: Lowndesboro, AL 36752 Lowndes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 16.071', W 86° 35.406'

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May 10, 1908 - December 4, 1947

Lowndesboro, AL—Enraged whites, jealous over the business success of a Negro were believed to the lynchers of Elmore Bolling. Bolling, 39, was found riddled with shot gun and pistol shots 150 yards from his general merchandise store. It is believed that more than one person figured in the murder but Producers Commission Company Union Stock white employee, resident of Braggs is the only person held. He was released on $2500 bond. Bolling's small trucking business frequently hauled cattle to the Montgomery stock yards. The man, working at the stock yards passed daily in front of the Negro's business. He inferred that Bolling "insulted" his wife in a telephone conversation. Bolling, married, father of seven children had an excellent reputation in this community. Those who "know" say Bolling has long been a "marked man" since he was rated by whites here as "too successful to be a Negro."

—from the Chicago Defender & the Montgomery Advertiser
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HM NumberHM1CFO
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Bolling Family
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 538604 N 3570199
Decimal Degrees32.26785000, -86.59010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 16.071', W 86° 35.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 16' 4.26" N, 86° 35' 24.36" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1460 Steel Haven Rd, Lowndesboro AL 36752, US
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