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Brooke Leopold Hart
Birth: Jun. 11, 1911
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1933
Alameda County
California, USA

Kidnapping and Murder Victim. He was kidnapped and held for $40,000 ransom. His family owned the Hart Department Store in San Jose, California. A massive manhunt led conclusively to Thomas Harold Thurmond. After six hours of interrogation, he named his accomplice, John M. Holmes. They fessed up to murdering Brooke with a piece of concrete, and indicated where they had dropped the body into the San Francisco Bay. The body was found seventeen days later. Outraged by the crime, a group of vigilantes stormed the San Jose jail and hanged the two criminals in the town square as thousands watched. (bio by: Laurie) 
Family links: 
  Alexander Joseph Hart (1869 - 1943)
  Anntonette E. "Nettie" Brooke Hart (1892 - 1943)
  Brooke Leopold Hart (1911 - 1933)
  Alexander Joseph Hart (1920 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
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Originally Created by: Laurie
Record added: Mar 27, 2004
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- Stacey
 Added: Dec. 1, 2015
I'm so sorry Brooke, for what happened to you. Those guys were very mean in what they did to you. However, they got their just deserts in the end. They were surely hanged. I know you were good friends with Jackie Coogan, who was very upset for what ha...(Read more)
- Danielle McCullers
 Added: Nov. 19, 2015

- Bunny
 Added: Nov. 9, 2015
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