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H. H. Holmes

H. H. HolmesAKA Herman Webster Mudgett

Born: 16-May-1860
Birthplace: Gilmantown, NH
Died: 7-May-1896
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Buried, Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Devil in the White City

"I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing -- I was born with the "Evil One" standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered into the world, and he has been with me since."

Father: Levi Horton Mudgett (postmaster)
Mother: Theodate Page Price
Wife: Clara A. Lovering (m. 8-Jul-1878, d. 1891)
Wife: Myrta Z. Belknap (m. 8-Jan-1887, d. 1887)
Daughter: Lucy
Wife: Georgiana Yoke (m. 9-Jan-1894)

    High School: Gilmanton Academy, Gilmanton, NH
    University: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
    Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor (expelled 1884)

    Expelled from School
    Horse Theft Texas
    Conspiracy to commit insurance fraud
    Insurance Fraud Philadelphia, PA (Jun-1895)
    Murder convicted of 4 counts (4-Nov-1895)
    Attempted Murder

Is the subject of books:
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, 2003, BY: Erik Larson
A Treasure of Victorian Murder: The Beast of Chicago - The Murderous Career of H.H. Holmes, 2003, BY: Rick Geary
The Pluperfect Phantom, 2001, BY: Olivia Diamond
Depraved: The Definitive True Story of H.H. Holmes, Whose Grotesque Crimes Shattered Turn-of-the-Century Chicago, 1994, BY: Harold Schechter
The Torture Doctor: The Only True Account Of The Greatest Criminal The Police Have Ever Handled, 1975, BY: David Frank
American Gothic, 1974, BY: Robert Bloch

Author of books:
Holmes' own story (1895)

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