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Howell J. Lynch

Name:  Howell J. Lynch

Date of Birth:  1879

Date of Death: 07/06/1922

Location of Death:  Gainesboro, TN

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Prohibition Agent Howell Lynch, accompanied by a local deputy sheriff, raided a still near Gainesboro, TN.  During the raid they were fired upon from ambush and  Agent Lynch was killed. A suspect was never identified.

BACKGROUND

Agent Lynch joined the Prohibition Unit on 10/13/1921, with an annual salary of $1,500.

PERSONAL

Agent Lynch was born in Carthage, TN.  He was survived by his wife.

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