Simon Strother

Display Name: 
Simon Strother
Sort Name: 
Strother, Simon
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Family: 
Strother
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Specific Job: 
Family Servant
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, January 1, 1859 to Monday, December 31, 1860
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
Other Texts: 
Biography: 

Identified as "Elnora's mother's husband" (727) to reinforce the point that John Sartoris rather than Simon was Elnora's biological father, he nonetheless played the part of her father in the life of the family, and so well that it is "possible," though not "probable," that no one ever knew she wasn't his child. Simon plays a fairly large, and essentially comic part in Flags in the Dust, where he ends up "in the graveyard" after being found murdered in the cabin of a much younger woman.

Individual or Group: 
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