Howell J. Lynch

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Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
July 6, 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.


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


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

Associated Artifacts: 
Newspaper article regarding Howell Lynch
Telegram announcing the death of Howell Lynch
Personnel Document of Howell Lynch
Last Reviewed September 23, 2016