Murder in Stark County, Ohio

Murder in Stark County, Ohio

by Kimberly A. Kenney


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Rendered in painstaking detail, accounts of high-profile killings and courtroom drama filled the pages of Stark County's early newspapers. The triple hanging of three teenage boys in 1880 seized the attention of the entire community. When George Saxton, notorious womanizer and President McKinley's brother-in-law, was shot dead on the front lawn of his widowed lover in 1898, the whole nation looked on. For the brutal slaying of his wife, James Cornelius became the first local prison inmate executed in the electric chair in 1906. Using contemporary local newspaper accounts, author Kim Kenney tells the story of eight Stark County murders, unfolding the grisly details while honoring the lives cut short by violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467143028
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,230,865
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kim Kenney earned her Master of Arts degree in history museum studies at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in New York. She became curator of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in 2001 and was promoted to assistant director in 2017. She has authored eight books, and her work has appeared in the Public Historian, White House History, The Repository, the Boston Globe, Aviation History and Mused. Kim has appeared on The Daily Show, First Ladies: Influence & Images and Mysteries at the Museum. Her program "The 1918 Influenza Pandemic" was featured on C-SPAN's series American History TV.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Introduction 9

1 Christian Bachtle 13

2 Amelia Richardson 25

3 Triple Hanging 51

4 Joseph Kline 71

5 George McMillen 88

6 Henry Popp 101

7 Annie George 109

8 James Cornelius 137

About the Author 144

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