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Hawley H. Crippen

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Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

    Hawley Harvey Crippen

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    • 1st Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 11 Sep 1862 
    • Birth Location:
    • Coldwater, Branch, Michigan 
    • Christening Date:
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    • Death Date:
    • 23 Nov 1910 
    • Death Location:
    • Pentonville Prison, London, England 
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    • Notes: 
    • Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen was an American physician hanged for the London murder of his wife Cora Henrietta Turner (aka the actress Belle Elmore). Crippen is said to be Britain's second most infamous criminal after Jack the Ripper and the first suspect captured with the aid of wireless telegraphy when he and his mistress, who was disguised as a boy, fled across the Atlantic from England to Canada. The ship's Captain recognized the fugitives and wired the British authorities who then sent a messenger on a faster ship to notify Canadian authorities who apprehended the pair. Unknown to the pair of fugitives, the trans-Atlantic chase was followed by millions of people via the newspapers. Crippen is the subject of author Erik Larson's book Thunderstruck.

  • Marriages for Hawley Harvey Crippen

    • Spouse:
    • Charlotte J. Bell
    • Marriage Date:
    • 13 Dec 1887
    • Marriage Location:
    • Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

    • Spouse:
    • Corinne Henrietta Turner
    • Marriage Date:
    • 1 Sep 1892
    • Marriage Location:
    • Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey

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