James W. Robinson - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 32° 45.092 W 117° 11.600
11S E 481889 N 3623759
Quick Description: James W. Robinson was hung by his Godfather, the deputy director, after he was found guilty of stealing the only rowboat in San Diego Bay.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2021 10:09:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM140BZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The sign says, "James W. Robinson, who was known as "Yankee Jim", suffered the extreme penalty for stealing the only rowboat in San Diego Bay. The verdict of the jury was as follows: "Your jurors in the within case of James W. Robinson have to return to a verdict of guilty and do therefore sentence him, James Robinson to be hanged by the neck until dead. Cave J. Courts, foreman of the Jury.

The poor fellow could not believe that he was to be hanged until the very last moment. He appeared to think it all a grim joke over, at worst. A serious effort to impress him with the enormity of his evil ways. He was still talking when deputy sheriff gave the signal. The the cart was driven from beneath him, and he was left dangling in the air. Surely the punishment was far more wicked than the crime. Yet the example must have proved effective in discouraging theft.

Yankee Jim converted to Roman Catholic Church prior to his death, thus his Baptismal name of Santiago (Spanish for James). His Godfather was Philip Crosthwaite, the Deputy Sheriff who gave the signal for his execution."
Type: Cemetery Safari

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