Saturday, October 4, 2014

Richmond Ancestry Of Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen

A newspaper article describing the end of Dr. Crippen's fugitive status (below):

Fort Wayne Journal - 3 August 1910 (Fold3)

A brief description from Wikipedia:

Hawley Harvey Crippen...was an American homeopath, ear and eye specialist and medicine dispenser. He was hanged in Pentonville Prison for the murder of his wife Cora Henrietta Crippen, and was the first criminal to be captured with the aid of wireless telegraphy.

See a Crippen Ahnentafel here.  It includes Mary Richmond who married John Crippen.  Mary was #83 in the Joshua Bailey Richmond's Richmond Family book.

83.  Mary Richmond 4, (John 3, John 2, John 1) was born in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Mary and John were the parents of Ezra Crippen (1745-1813) who married Tabitha Crippen.

Ezra had a son, Bradley Crippen (1783-1855), who married Esther* Hard, daughter of Philo and Concurrence (Hawley) Hard.  They moved to Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan.  Son, Philo Crippen (1809-1890), also lived in Coldwater.

Coldwater Village, Branch, Michigan
Gender: Female
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Elliott Crippen  M 45 New York
Jenny Crippen  F 22 Illinois
Mary Crippen F 0 Michigan
Mary Tur Brudd F 25 France
*Esther Crippen F 73 Canada E

Coldwater Village, Branch, Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Harvey D Robinson M 30 Vermont
Mary E Robinson F 27 New York
Philo B Robinson M 2 Michigan
Philo H Crippen M 52 New York
Sophia Crippen F 47 New York
Harriet J Wells F 17 New York

Myron Augustus Crippen (1835-1923) was the son of Philo and the father of the infamous Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen (1862-1910).

See the full text of "The trial of Hawley Harvey Crippen, ed. with notes and an introduction."

Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Myron Crippen M 25 New York
Ordessa Crippen F 24 Pennsylvania
Ella Crippen F 3 Michigan
Jennie Lewis F 15 New York

Name: Hawley H Crippen
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Michigan [Coldwater, Branch]
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Myron A Crippen M 35 New York
Ardessee Crippen F 35 Pennsylvania
Hawley H Crippen M 8 Michigan
Amanda Pulver F 27 Ohio

[Myron] Augustus Crippen raised Dr. Crippen's son, Hawley Otto Crippen.  They were living in California in 1900.

Name: Hawley A Crippen
Birth Date: 1862
Birthplace: Michigan
Age: 25
Spouse's Name: Charlotte J Bell
Spouse's Birth Date: 1858
Spouse's Birthplace: Ireland
Spouse's Age: 29
Event Date: 13 Dec 1887
Event Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Father's Name: Myron A Crippen
Mother's Name: Artusee Shinner
Spouse's Father's Name: Arthur Bell
Spouse's Mother's Name: Susan Madden

Birth Date: 1862
Birthplace: Us
Age: 30
Spouse's Name: Corinne K Turner
Spouse's Birth Date: 1873
Spouse's Birthplace: Us
Spouse's Age: 19
Event Date: 01 Sep 1892
Event Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Marital Status: Single

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