Albert Gooden was born in 1913 in Tennessee. His father was Edward (1877-1941) and his mother was Ora (1884-1974). Albert had six brothers and six sisters. They were Robert L (b. 1895), Palm (1899-1946), Grace (b. 1900), Mary (b. 1901), Viola (b. 1904), Spelburn (b. 1907), Edward II (b. 1907), Abraham Lee (1908-2004), Braxton (b. 1914), Thelma M (1917-1998), an unknown sister (b. 1920) and Ora L (b. 1922).
Albert was accused of shooting a Mason Deputy at at dice game. He was taken to Memphis for safe keeping but an angry mob captured him on his return to Tipton county. The mob lynched Albert on 17 Aug 1937, in Tipton County, Tennessee, when he was only 24 years old.
Rushes Slayer to Safety
Memphis, Tenn., July 19 – Out-racing a mob that had formed in Mason, Tenn., Sheriff Will Vaughn of Tipton county reached the sanctuary of a Memphis jail today with a negro, Albert Gooden, 35, accused of murdering a Mason officer.
Reaching here safely with his negro prisoner, Sheriff Vaughn said that he had arrested the negro last night for the murder of Chester Doyle, 33, fatally shot when he and another officer raided a negro dice game.
[Rushes Slayer to Safety, Bradford Evening Star and the Bradford Daily Record, Bradford, Penn, 19 Jul 1937, Pg 3]