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H. H. Holmes
Original name: Herman Webster Mudgett
Birth: May 16, 1861
Gilmanton
Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: May 7, 1896
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Serial Killer. Also known as "Dr. Henry H. Holmes", he was America's first, and perhaps it's most sadistic, serial killer. Born in Gilmantown, New Hampshire in 1861, he attended medical school at the University of Michigan, but was kicked out for stealing corpses, making them unidentifiable, and then collecting insurance money for dead "relatives." He moved to Chicago in time for the World's Columbian Exposition and then methodically tortured and murdered as many as 200 people (although he only confessed to 27), mostly young women, in a building he called "The Castle." He was eventually caught on a fraud charge, convicted, and hanged in Pennsylvania on May 7, 1896. 
 
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 Parents:
  Levi Horton Mudgett (1827 - 1911)
  Theodate Page Price Mudgett (1827 - 1903)
 
 Sibling:
  H. H. Holmes (1861 - 1896)
  Henry Levi Mudgett (1866 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Yeadon
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec. 15, Range 10, Lot 41, graves 3 & 4
GPS (lat/lon): 39.92854, -75.25771
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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H. H. Holmes
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