Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Townsend Cook
MSA SC 3520-13732
Lynched in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, June 2, 1885


Newspaper articles -

"Another Outrageous Assault." The Baltimore Sun, 1 June 1885.

"Cook Taken From Jail." The Baltimore Sun, 2 June 1885.

"Townsend Cook's Fate." The Baltimore Sun, 3 June 1885.

"The Westminster Lynching." The Baltimore Sun, 3 June 1885.

"The Lynching of Cook." The Democratic Advocate, 6 June 1885.

"Brutal Assault." The Democratic Advocate, 6 June 1885.

“A Maryland Negro Lynched,” The New York Times. June 3, 1885.

“Decision in the Howard Cooper Case,” The Baltimore Sun, June 24, 1885.

“Mrs. Knott’s Assailant Lynched,” The Washington Post, June 3, 1885.


Gathering of Remembrance for Townsend Cook 06-02-2021 (2021, June 9).

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