Massacres/Mass Murder · Texas

Man kills wife, 8 step-children

December 5, 1926 Farewell, Texas George Hassell kills his wife and eight step-children Hassell had previously been married, but his first wife and three children apparently packed up and abandoned Hassell in 1917. When his brother was killed by a mule kick, Hassell married his brother’s widow Susie and took her eight children under his… Continue reading Man kills wife, 8 step-children

Germany · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills 8, including members of his family, with axe to hide embezzling crimes

December 1, 1924 Germany Fritz Angerstein kills 8 to cover his embezzlement from his employer Angerstein’s murder spree took the lives of his wife, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and five others, all of whom were killed with an axe or knife. He then set the bodies and the building on fire, ran to the garden to cut… Continue reading Man kills 8, including members of his family, with axe to hide embezzling crimes

Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Woman dies by supposed suicide by furnace

November 17, 1924 Bexley, Ohio Addie Sheatsley dies in a furnace, supposedly during a suicide For reasons unknown, Sheatsley is suspected to have climbed into a large furnace, partially cremating herself from the waist down. Her children found the smell unusual and investigated, though her 16-year-old son Clarence later stated he witnessed his mother burning… Continue reading Woman dies by supposed suicide by furnace

Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for killing lover’s husband and child

November 16, 1922 Eddyville, Kentucky Dave Brown is executed for the murder of his lover’s husband and his daughter Brown had boarded with James Brumfield and his family in West Virginia. Eventually, Brown and Mrs. Brumfield ran away together to Kentucky. Mrs. Brumfield took her two children with her, and the couple presented themselves as… Continue reading Man executed for killing lover’s husband and child