New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1929|
Theora Hix, the only daughter of Melvin and Joanna Hix, was murdered by Dr. James Howard Snook in 1929.
She was a brilliant medical student at the Ohio State University at a time when women were discouraged from pursuing such careers. She earned her tuition and board by working as a stenographer for the College of Veterinary Medicine where she met the insufferable Dr. James Howard Snook.
The two began an affair that lasted for three years and ended with her death. Dr. Snook was convicted of the crime and executed in Ohio's electric chair. Learn more about the case here.
Theora's family had her body returned to Johnson City, New York, her hometown.
She is survived by: unknown.
Little is known about her beyond the sensationalism of the case, which accounts for the lack of personal information about her in her biography.
Melvin Hix (1865 - 1944)
Joanna Smith Hix (1863 - 1941)
Floral Park Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Bobette
Record added: May 28, 2006
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One of the most told crime stories in Columbus from the 20th century. The old Columbus Police Academy is located on the site where her body was discovered.|
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