Simon Cooper
Ethnicity African-American

January 8, 1897
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Cause of death Lynched
Attack information
Date January 1/7, 1897
Location(s) Magnolia & Lynchburg, South Carolina, United States
Killed 5
Injured 5

Simon Cooper was an American who killed five people and wounded five others in Magnolia and Lynchburg, South Carolina, United States on January 1 and January 7, 1897, before being lynched.[1][2][3]


On January 1:

  • Grant Davis

Wounded were:

  • Shaper Mathis
  • Henry Davis
  • William James
  • Ratney Nelson
  • Robinson Nelson

On January 7:

  • Benjamin E. Wilson, 76
  • S. Wesley Wilson, Ben Wilson's son
  • Mrs. Wilson, Wesley Wilson's wife
  • Preston Smith


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