11 September 1929 – Homer Simpson « Execution of the day

11 September 1929 – Homer Simpson « Execution of the day.




4 thoughts on “11 September 1929 – Homer Simpson « Execution of the day

  1. […] and doesn’t link to any source that I can see, but it seems a little too specific to be fake (via): Homer Simpson was put on the electric chair on this day in […]

  2. Tara Fields says:

    Homer Caswell Simpson of Tennessee and Malcolm S. Morrow of Florida were indeed executed on Sept. 11, 1929 for the murder of Carl Arp Perry, bank cashier of the State Bank of Kingsland in February of 1928. Also imprisoned, as accessories, were Ernest Gentry Waller and Mrs. Mamie Lee Todd. Carl left behind 3 very young children. Morrow and Simpson were childless. Waller had several children (and several wives) and died in 1956. Mamie had 3 children. Her daughter (died 1993) married but had no children. A son committed suicide at age 20 in 1941. A son, 21 month old Paul, died in 1917. It was Paul’s little grave, alone in the woods of Camden County, GA, that started my research into this event. The story had been basically lost until I put it out on the internet. I used original records, newspaper articles from the time, and eventually made contact with some family members of those involved.

    So, yeah, it’s all true. I have the certified death certificates. 🙂

    Take care,
    Tara Fields.

    PS: Yeah, when I first read the name Homer Simpson, I said, “You have GOT to be kidding me…” 🙂

    • eagleash says:

      Hi Tara,
      Thank you for the information……how did you find me BTW?


      • Shattered says:

        Periodically I scan the ‘net on the off-chance there may be something new related to this event. This time I ran across your blog. 🙂


        “The grave’s a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace.” Andrew Marvell (To His Coy Mistress)

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