Sundown towns are also known as sunset towns or grey towns. These towns are supposed to represent no people of color are allowed to be in their city limits during sunset. Some towns would play a specific horn sound to warn the people of color to get out of town now. There are places where it is listed on their city limit signs, “No N*ggers Allowed After Sunset.”
The Reverend Clarence Sheatsley and his wife Addie seemed to have a perfect life. They lived in the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bexley, Ohio. They were known as a faithful couple with a strong faith in God. The Sheatsley’s also had four children: Milton, Clarence Jr., Elisabeth, and Alice.