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Hawley Otto Crippen
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1890
California, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1974
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Hawley Otto was the son of Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen and his wife 1) Charlotte Jane Bell (born ?England), who died in Salt Lake City, UT in 1892. He was also known as Hawley Otto, H. Otto, and Otto H. Crippen.

In 1900 his father married 2) Kunigunde Macamotski (stage name Corrine "Cora" Turner) and moved to England.

CRIPPEN sibling: Only child.

As a 4-year-old he was placed in the care of his Crippen grandparents Myron Augustus and Ardesee (Skinner) Crippen (who had moved from Coldwater, Branch, MI to ?San Diego, California) after his mother Charlotte died in Salt Lake City, UT.

Hawley Otto married 1) Violet Helen Herwig on 6/28/1909 in Los Angeles, CA. Violet's father was Jacob W. Herwig and her mother was Bertha Jeckestadt. Jacob is listed as born in Maryland in both the 1900 Berks County, Pennsylvania, and the 1910 Los Angeles, California, census entries. Bertha was German.

Hawley Otto married 2) Winifred Christine Crippen, buried in the same cemetery. "... He is listed in the 1940 California Census with Winifred, some 13 years older than he. Winifred is Winifred C. Hoffman, aka Winifred C. Herwig. Her full married name was, in fact, Winifred Christine Crippen.

"She was the sister, or more accurately, the half-sister of Violet. She is listed in one census as the step-daughter of Jacob Herwig, Bertha, her mother, was married, first, to a Hoffman. Who that man was remains a mystery, but since Winifred is listed as born in Reading, Pennsylvania, likely he died in Pennsylvania, or one or more months previously to Winifred's birth, overseas.

"The wedding would have occurred between the times of the 1930 census and the 1940 census. Since Winifred would have married Otto after the death of Violet, she would have been at least 54 years of age at the time. Children are almost certainly ruled out, and in harmony with that thought, none have been found." Source: Vincent Edward Summers, 2012, online http://www.quirkyscience.com/descendants-of-otto-crippen/
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"Otto lived with his grandparents in CA after Charlotte died. He married a young lady [Violet] and had a child who died young. Otto died sometime in the 1970s. Everyone is waiting for the 1940 census to see if another child had been born and survived. There is a suspicion that Otto wanted no part of [his father] Hawley's "fame" and that others may be keeping quiet about survivors so that they were not be pestered about Hawley. No one has come forth, so I am the closest known male cousin." Source: J. Patrick Crippen (2nd cousin, 3X removed from Otto's father; closest remaining male relative), contacted and quoted on 9/1/2011.
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Google "Hawley Crippen bbc" to read of the attempt to exonerate Hawley Harvey Crippen.
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Reference:

1900 Pasadena City, Los Angeles, CA:
Myron Crippen [Augustus]
Andressa Crippen
Hawley O. Crippen [grandson]

1910 Los Angeles Co., CA:
Jacob Herwig
Berth Herwig
Winifred Hoffman [Daughter]
Violet Crippen
Otto W. Crippen

1930 Los Angeles Co., CA:
H Otto Crippen 42
Violet Crippen 43
Winifred Hoffman 53 [Sister-in-law]

No children listed in Census.
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Census search: Fraya Weiss, 2011.
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Crippen, Harley Otto 01/30/1974 Glendale

CRIPPEN, HAWLEY O
MALE
08/19/1889
01/30/1974
CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES
551098372

The plot number that is listed for him is a niche with his second wife Winifred Christine:

Florentine Col. - Dahlia Terrace, Great Mausoleum, Lot 0, Space 8406
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Source for cemetery: Chris Mills, 2012.
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Thanks to Rowan Hunter for bringing my attention back to this Memorial on Aug. 13, 2013.
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Research: Mary E. Warner, 2011, 2013. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Hawley Harvey Crippen (1862 - 1910)
  Charlotte Jane Bell Crippen (1859 - 1892)
 
 Spouses:
  Winifred Christine Crippen (1876 - 1969)*
  Violet Helen Herwig Crippen (1888 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Plot: Florentine Col. - Dahlia Terrace, GM, Lot 0, Space 8406
 
Created by: Mary E. Warner
Record added: Aug 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75454525
Hawley Otto Crippen
Added by: Mary E. Warner
 
Hawley Otto Crippen
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Added by: David Eastburn
 
 
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2nd wife Winifred Christine Crippen, buried same cemetery.
- Vincent Summers
 Added: Oct. 8, 2012

- Mary E. Warner
 Added: Nov. 22, 2011

- Sharon
 Added: Oct. 30, 2011
 
 
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