In Brooke, H.K. Tragedies on the land (Philadelphia, 1845), p. 35., Mrs. Mary Warner, of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, allowed four men to enter her house on May 22, 1824. They had asked to see a member of her household, William Bonsall, who also lived there with his wife and child. After the men choked and stabbed William Bonsall, they threatened Mrs. Warner, and stole Bonsall’s property., Full-length figure of a woman holding a candlestick and staring at a seated man being assaulted by two men; two other men stand behind her.
In Serious almanac, 1845-’46 (1845), p. ., Mrs. Bacon was killed in her home in Middletown, Connecticut, one Sunday while her family was at church; cf. McDade. Annals of murder., The same image appears in Tragic almanac. 18-46 (1845), p. ; in Confessions, trials, and biographical sketches of the most cold-blooded murderers (Hartford, 1854), p. 418, and the later edition of this work, The trail of blood (New York, 1860), p. 418.
Portraits of the women as depicted in the diagram from the trial proceedings. Mrs. Baker stands beside Captain Carson near the card table [i.e., 9] and Mrs. Carson stands by the fireplace [i.e., 7] in the house at Dock Street and Second Street., In Smith, Richard. The trials of Richard Smith (Philadelphia, 1816), frontispiece., Mrs. Jane Baker is the mother of Mrs. Ann Baker Carson, who was acquitted on allegations of conspiring with her lover, Mr. Richard Smith, to kill her husband, Captain John Carson.
In Brooke, H.K. Tragedies on the land (Philadelphia, 1845), p. 129., Ursula Newman, of New York City, was shot on November 20, 1828, by her common-law husband Richard Johnson, in the presence of her three children (her daughter Rachel and two sons). Johnson had just learned that the landlord had taken the equipment from his home printing office for back rent. That very day, he had returned from Genesee County, where he had picked up the infant that had been born to Mrs. Newman (at the home of the brother of her previous husband in August 1827)., Full-length figure of a woman with her right arm raised above her head as she collapses on a sofa; she is being shot by a man standing near her; two boys run toward the door, and a young woman standing near the door stares with her mouth open and her hands clasped near her chest.
In Brooke, H.K. Tragedies on the land (Philadelphia, 1845), p. 149., On November 21, 1828, after a disagreement at their home in Philadelphia, Michael M’Garvey whipped his wife. She died one or two days later., Full-length portrait of a woman, kneeling with her hair tied to a bedpost; a man stands nearby with a whip raised above his head ready to strike her; another woman stares at them from behind an open door.
In Serious almanac, 1845-’46 (1845), p. ., James Bishop was hanged on March 17, 1843, in Essex County, New York., Full-length portraits of the four figures in a bedroom., This image also appears in Confessions, trials, and biographical sketches of the most cold-blooded murderers (Hartford, 1854), p. 417, and the later edition of this work, The trail of blood (New York, 1860), p. 417.
In Serious almanac, 1845-’46 (1845), p. ., Andrew Hellman (1792-1843), also known as Adam Horn, was convicted of killing and then dismembering his wife in November 1843., Full-length portraits of the pair struggling, with the husband holding the wife down on the floor., The same image appears in The Tragic almanac 1850 (New York, 1849), p. .
In “Trial of Joel Clough,” in The trail of blood (New York, 1860), p. 304., In June 1833, Mary Hamilton, resisted the sexual advances of Joel Clough, who lived in a boarding house which her mother Elizabeth Longstreth kept in Mount Holly, New Jersey. The young widow died after Clough stabbed her three times., Full-length portrait of Mary W. Hamilton on the landing of a stairway, gesturing for help. Joel Hough is visible at the top of the stairs, holding a knife., This image also appears in the earlier edition of this work, Confessions, trials, and biographical sketches of the most cold-blooded murderers (Hartford, 1854), p. 304.
In Tragic almanac 1843 (New York, 1842), p. ., According to the accompanying article, Mary Bird said her husband “gave me no reason for doing it, except he was drunk.”, Probably a fictitious character., Full-length portrait of the victim (Mary Bird), tied to a chair and engulfed in flames.
In Tragic almanac 1843 (New York, 1842), p. ., According to the accompanying article, Mary C. Rogers left her job in a cigar store on Broadway in New York City after customers started a rumor that she had been seduced. “The Beautiful Segar Girl” returned home to live with her mother. One Sunday, she set out to visit her cousins, but did not arrive. The following Wednesday her body was found floating in the North River, with “a rope tied around her neck in a way which ... created the suspicion that the persons who committed the act must have been seamen.”, The character of Marie Rogêt in Edgar Allan Poe's The Mystery of Marie Rogêt (the first installment of which appeared in the Ladies companion, v. 18, no. 1 (Nov. 1842)) is based on Mary Cecilia Rogers (1820-1841)., Full-length portrait of the victim struggling to escape the grasp of two men in top hats.
In Rockafield, H. A. The Manheim tragedy (Lancaster, 1858), back wrapper., Anderson and Richards were hanged at Lancaster, Pa., April 9, 1858., Full-length view of the women struggling with their assailant, one of whom holds a pistol and the other an axe.
Full-length portraits of the victims in the parlor. The illustration depicts the scene of the crime the morning after the murders. Mrs. Honora Shaw, closest to the door, lies on her back with her arms flailed upward. Mrs. Ellen Lynch lies across the room, barefoot and on her side., In The Life and adventures of Arthur Spring; the murderer of Mrs. Ellen Lynch and Mrs. Honora Shaw (Philadelphia, 1853), p. 53., Mrs. Ellen Lynch and Mrs. Honora Shaw were murdered by Mr. Arthur Spring, whom they had grown up with in Ireland, on the night of March 10th, 1853. Mr. Spring murdered the sisters in the home that they shared in an attempt to rob them of less than one hundred dollars.