The Hanging of Frank Lee
October 31, 2022
With Halloween quickly approaching our thoughts turn to all things grim and spooky. There is a story in Mifflin County’s past that certainly conjures up such dark thoughts. It was once described as a homicide horror! It is the sad tale of the only person ever executed in Mifflin County.
The story begins in 1908. It was a fall day, not that different from this very day, when two business partners who owned and operated a horse-and-cart hauling business, one being George Porter and the other Frank Lee, got into a heated argument over money. The disagreement soon escalated to the point that a crowd gathered to see what was causing all the commotion. In the heat of the moment Lee was even heard saying, “I’ll get my revenge even if I have to hang for it.” Prophetic words to be sure!