Saturday, May 1, 2021

1912 the Death of Mary Cooper

 Negro Girl Shot to Death. 

Delmar, Oct. 14. With a bullet through her head, the body of Mary Cooper, a negro girl, was found at midnight last Friday night in the kitchen at the home of J. H. Hastings. Mr. Hastings, in bed upstairs, had been awakened by a wrangle and later heard the report of a revolver. Coming down he heard some one running from the back entrance. He said that William Stewart, a negro, had been spending the evening with the girl, as he had often done before.

above from the News Journal Wilmington Delaware 14 Oct 1912

In February of 1913 William Stewart was sentenced to five years for the murder. 

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