Arthur Jacob Hutchins, Jr

Arthur Jacob Hutchins, Jr

Birth
Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, USA
Death Feb 1952 (aged 35)
Burial Fenton, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 51763051 · View Source
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Wineville Chicken Coop Murders

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Arthur J. Hutchins, Jr (c.1916 – c.1954) (sic)

In 1933, Arthur J. Hutchins, Jr. wrote about how and why he impersonated the missing boy. Hutchins' biological mother had died when he was 9 years old, and he had been living with his stepmother, Violet Hutchins. He pretended to be Walter Collins to get as far away as possible from her. After living on the road for a month, he arrived in DeKalb. When police brought him in, they began to ask him questions about Walter Collins. Originally, Hutchins stated that he did not know about Walter, but changed his story when he saw the possibility of getting to California.

After Arthur Hutchins reached adulthood, he sold concessions at carnivals. He eventually moved back to California as a horse trainer and jockey. He died of a blood clot in 1954, leaving behind a wife and young daughter, Carol. According to Carol Hutchins, "My dad was full of adventure. In my mind, he could do no wrong."


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  • Created by: Craig Otta
  • Added: 28 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51763051
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Jacob Hutchins, Jr (20 Dec 1916–Feb 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51763051, citing Fenton Cemetery, Fenton, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Craig Otta (contributor 47155890) .