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Montreal, MO

#1 Aug 31, 2009
Paralee Collins and her son Isaac was hanged in West Plains June 17,1914. What was their crime?
Reporter

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Aug 31, 2009
For being black in Howell County.
Hello

United States

#3 Aug 31, 2009
They were not hung, they were whipped at the Whipping Tree for immoral behavior. Issac was her husband, not her son.
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Montreal, MO

#4 Aug 31, 2009
Where did you get your info? I have searched the library and couldnt find anything.
I understood they died. Was that from being whipped?
How sad.
grave digger

Cross Timbers, MO

#5 Aug 31, 2009
how sad indeed,,now most of the people in howell county,,do the wipping with there gossip,,hanged for being black,,what,,those gay kkk members?i mean cowerds,,and if they were killed down here,,where are there graves located?,,how sick this is to hear about,,but this is the way the world was not to long ago,,i used to work with a black guy for years,,he saw his father hung,when he was a little boy,,he was 72 yrs old,,back in the eighties,,he was never bitter towerds anyone,,he beleived in GOD,,and i remember,,we would sneak over to his garage on slow days,,and work on his old cars,,and his son would come home and ask his father what this honkey was doing there,and john would say he was sorry for days for his sons actions,,but it didnt bother me,,but he did tell me one day,,why his boy didnt like white people,,he was a member of the black panther party,,but john used to say,,it aint worth getting mad about the skin GOD gave you,,i loved that old man,,and am thankfull for the few years i got to know him,,this black man,,was a real man,,
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United States

#6 Aug 31, 2009
I do Collins genealogy and know her grand daughter, Paralee died in June 1979. I knew her daughter Atrell also. Atrell was not born until 1921. There are stories about them being whipped, and stories of Paralee in old Springfield & Willow Springs papers.
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Montreal, MO

#7 Aug 31, 2009
Thanks for the information. I became interested when I saw an article on racism and noticed West Plains Missouri was mentioned and the names Paralee and Isaac Collins. Im 58 and have lived in the area all my life, but I wasnt aware of its history of racial violence. I understood they (Paralee and Isaac) were lynched, but you say she lived until 1979, Im glad to hear that. What about Isaac? What happened to him? You say she has a daughter Atrell, did she have any other children? I just found it all to be so sad. I just wondered about the circumstances and how something so horrible could have happened. I didnt realize West Plains had a whipping tree...what a shameful thing.
rosa k

United States

#8 Aug 31, 2009
I just googled this and this was the first site I found... it doesn't list WHY they were lynched, just that they were. All the other sites I found were pretty much the same...

ccharity.com/lynched/lynch3.htm
grave digger

Cross Timbers, MO

#9 Aug 31, 2009
thank GOD this is just a story,,to close to home,,that kind of hate,,it is a shame to be a fact of life in this country back then,,but it is a fact,,but,with that said,,its a bigger shame in this country,,theres revers hate today,,it will be a long time before everyone is created equal in america,,look at the grave digger,,if there is a wipping tree,,who do you think would be the first?,,you gotit,,me,,and if they could hang me,,they would,,,hate is bad,,hate is everywhere,,the grave digger is good,,the grave digger is everywhere,,the only way they will wip or hang the grave digger,,is if monkeys fly out there butts,,and i have to see this happen first,,haters suck monkey poop poo,,ha haa haaa,,
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United States

#10 Aug 31, 2009
I don't know who those Collins' are. I've never found any Collins to be black in Howell County. Paralee & Issac Collins were white. The only Paralee we have found in the area for that time frame was this one. I do see on the link you provided that there is a Mrs. Paralee Collins on there, but to my knowledge and research there are no others. I guess its time to get to work on locating who this is.
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Montreal, MO

#11 Sep 1, 2009
You might follow the link rosa K sent. Very interesting.
After my interest was peaked, I found several sites listing a lynching in West Plains with the names Paralee and Issac, but Issac was listed as the son. In some cases Collins was spelled with a K.(Kollins)
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Reeds Spring, MO

#12 Sep 2, 2009
Thanks for the info... I look forward to researching this further... Hate is a sad sad thing... my grandfather was raised to hate biracial marriages... and my sister married a black man and has beautiful children w/ him... he has grown a lot but it's how you raise your children that is so important... lets do right by our kids and teach them equalizum...
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Mcconnelsville, OH

#13 Jul 31, 2013
In the schednecfady gazzette 3-3-1914 states parlee was stringfoot native american so do your research
grave digger

Ozark, MO

#15 Jul 31, 2013
Thanks wrote:
Thanks for the info... I look forward to researching this further... Hate is a sad sad thing... my grandfather was raised to hate biracial marriages... and my sister married a black man and has beautiful children w/ him... he has grown a lot but it's how you raise your children that is so important... lets do right by our kids and teach them equalizum...
that was the times back then around here,,,the black folk still looked down on and treated like dirt,,,and did you know in the 50's the last black guy was hung on the court house in galena missouri in a public hanging,,,and did you know back in the 60's,70's 80's 90's the kkk was around here and very powerfull,,,the 80's the law started taking them down,,,and in the 80's they still looked down on black people around here,,,matter of fact,,,some still do today cuz they were raised around here and still think the earth is flat 100 miles from here,,,thats what happenes when your raised out in the woods an have no cell service or satalite service still to this day,,,and are raised by fear and hate all braught on by ignorance of not knowing,,,the grave digger saw a redneck guy from the ark an mo state line and was in walmart and a bunch of the collage basketball players come in all at least 6ft5 and taller each,,,and this redneck was starring at them like a snake from under a log,,,and when the grave digger whispered in his ear,,,,the aliens have landed and gunna rub the black on everybody and steal our women,,,he took off running out the store,,,got in his truck and sped south,,,ha haa haaa,,,the stupid ignorant prick is living in a home made dug out under ground shelter right now,,,somebody should go tell him the grave digger said,,,ha haa haaa,,,and let him out,,,ha haa haaa,,,if the grave digger saw someone getting wiped,,,the hooker better be in black leather,,,ha haa haaa
Professor Larry Lardo

Branson, MO

#16 Aug 1, 2013
grave digger wrote:
<quoted text>that was the times back then around here,,,the black folk still looked down on and treated like dirt,,,and did you know in the 50's the last black guy was hung on the court house in galena missouri in a public hanging,,,and did you know back in the 60's,70's 80's 90's the kkk was around here and very powerfull,,,the 80's the law started taking them down,,,and in the 80's they still looked down on black people around here,,,matter of fact,,,some still do today cuz they were raised around here and still think the earth is flat 100 miles from here,,,thats what happenes when your raised out in the woods an have no cell service or satalite service still to this day,,,and are raised by fear and hate all braught on by ignorance of not knowing,,,the grave digger saw a redneck guy from the ark an mo state line and was in walmart and a bunch of the collage basketball players come in all at least 6ft5 and taller each,,,and this redneck was starring at them like a snake from under a log,,,and when the grave digger whispered in his ear,,,,the aliens have landed and gunna rub the black on everybody and steal our women,,,he took off running out the store,,,got in his truck and sped south,,,ha haa haaa,,,the stupid ignorant prick is living in a home made dug out under ground shelter right now,,,somebody should go tell him the grave digger said,,,ha haa haaa,,,and let him out,,,ha haa haaa,,,if the grave digger saw someone getting wiped,,,the hooker better be in black leather,,,ha haa haaa
This was posted prior to 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. Sir...do you currently have gainful employment?
1st 2nd and 3 shifts

Ozark, MO

#17 Aug 1, 2013
Not everyone has a 9:00 to 5:00 job...
Lisa

West Plains, MO

#18 Aug 1, 2013
Professor Larry Lardo wrote:
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This was posted prior to 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. Sir...do you currently have gainful employment?
We work all three shifts somewhere Professor Larry! Sheesh!
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Mcconnelsville, OH

#19 Aug 2, 2013
Redwolf ICT

Wichita, KS

#20 Dec 19, 2014
I am a Collins. I think that maybe you should get the story of Paralee straight from a Collins. She was not black, but Saponi Native American. The whipping tree is still there.

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