May 13, 1910
Doc McClain (whose name is sometimes rendered Dock McLain or McLane) was lynched in Ashdown (Little River County). According to numerous accounts, Doc McClain stabbed Ernest Hale in a store sometime in April 1910. Hale survived the attack and was hospitalized. At the time, it was feared that he would die. Local citizens threatened to lynch McClain, so he was removed to jail in Texas. As he was being returned to Ashdown for a preliminary hearing, a mob took possession of McClain and hanged him on a tree near the jail.