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Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 14, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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seph, for murder, in rear of the jail, Dec. 2, 1834 Five Spanish pirates in rear of the jail, June 9, 1835 Ruiz, a Spanish pirate, in rear of the jail, Sep. 12, 1835 Crockett and Russell, in rear of jail, for arson, Mar. 16, 1836 Washington Goode, in rear of jail, for murder, May 25, 1849 John W. Webster, rear of jail, Parkman murder, Aug. 30, 1850 Charles L. Cater to be, for murder, died in jail, Jan. 12, 1858 James McGee, for murder, inside jail, Charles street, June 25, 1ia Bickford, by Albert J. Tyrrell (charged), in Mt. Vernon avenue, Oct. 22, 1845 David Estes, watchman, by unknown, in Sister street, Apr. 27, 1848 Ellen Oakes, by Augustus Dutee, in Hanover street, Apr. 27, 1848 Thomas Harding, by Washington Goode, in Richmond street, June 28, 1848 George Parkman, by John W. Webster, in Grove street, Nov. 23, 1849 Charles Smith, by James McNulty, in Merrimac street, May 26, 1851 Mrs. Van Wagner, by Thomas Davis, in Charter street, Oct. 19, 18
Execution of a Murderer. --Geo. C. Hersey, of Hingham, Mass, was hung in the rotunda of the Dedham county jail, near Boston, on the 8th inst. He was convicted of poisoning Betsey Frances Tirrell, a young lady of good family, in Weymouth, about a year since. He was engaged to be married to his victim, and a post mortem examination showed that she was enciente. A sister of Miss Tirrell, with whom Hersey was intimate, had also died suddenly and mysteriously, as had Hersey's wife. He signed a confession before his death acknowledging the crime for which he suffered, but denying that he poisoned his wife or the other sister. His age was twenty-nine years. Hersey was executed on the same gallows on which Washington Goode, McGee, and Dr. Webster were hung.--The rope was a small cord of Italian flax, which had been tested with a weight of three thousand four hundred pounds.