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Brooke Leopold Hart
Birth: Jun. 11, 1911
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1933
Alameda
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) 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Joseph Hart (1869 - 1943)
  Anntonette E. "Nettie" Brooke Hart (1892 - 1943)
 
 Sibling:
  Brooke Leopold Hart (1911 - 1933)
  Alexander Joseph Hart (1920 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Laurie
Record added: Mar 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8564062
Brooke Leopold Hart
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Brooke Leopold Hart
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Brooke Leopold Hart
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XOXOXO
- Erin
 Added: Apr. 24, 2016
Brooke, Your life ended before mine began, yet I remember my parents speaking fondly of you and your parents. Although years have passed, you are not forgotten. RIP and look down from heaven knowing the people of Santa Clara County loved each of you.
- Carol (Hilton) Saunders
 Added: Apr. 19, 2016
Thinking of you~*
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 28, 2016
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