Crimes of passion, greed and revenge in our own backyard…
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.
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 October 2001 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2019. 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. Her ninth book, Exploring the American Presidency through 50 Historic Treasures, is forthcoming in 2022.
Publisher : The History Press (March 9, 2020)
Paperback : 144 pages
ISBN : 978-1467143028
Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.31 x 9 inches