William Johnson (Misreported)

July 20, 1887

News stories incorrectly identified William Johnson as the man who killed Tom Baker. In fact, the man who committed the crime was named Charlie Hamm. He escaped punishment. William Johnson may have been an alias, but there was no lynching in this case. See news stories below.  

City: Mineola, Texas

County: Wood County

Race or Ethnicity of Victim: Unknown

Gender of Victim: Male

Age of Victim: Unknown

Alleged Crime: Murder 

Manner of Death: Unknown

Source of Information: Chicago Tribune