Executions · Tennessee

“Murderous Mary” the elephant is hanged

September 13, 1916 Erwin, Tennessee Mary the elephant, dubbed "Murderous Mary" following a sensationalized media frenzy, is publicly hanged Mary had been the star of many circus performances including a parade on September 11, 1916. During this particular parade a homeless man named Red Eldridge, who had recently been hired as an elephant trainer despite… Continue reading “Murderous Mary” the elephant is hanged