Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio

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In Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio, author Jane Ann Turzillo recounts the misdeeds of ten dark-hearted women who refused to play by the rules. They unleashed their most base impulses using axes, guns, poison and more. You'll meet Perry's Velma West, a mere slip of a girl who was unfortunately too near a hammer during an argument. New Philadelphia's Ellen Athey?no lady herself?had a similar problem with an axe. Ardell Quinn, who operated the longest-running brothel in Cleveland, would simply argue that she was a ...

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In Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio, author Jane Ann Turzillo recounts the misdeeds of ten dark-hearted women who refused to play by the rules. They unleashed their most base impulses using axes, guns, poison and more. You'll meet Perry's Velma West, a mere slip of a girl who was unfortunately too near a hammer during an argument. New Philadelphia's Ellen Athey—no lady herself—had a similar problem with an axe. Ardell Quinn, who operated the longest-running brothel in Cleveland, would simply argue that she was a good businesswoman. Grim? Often. Entertaining? Deliciously so.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609490263
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/20/2011
  • Pages: 110
  • Sales rank: 1,401,134
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Ann Turzillo writes about Ohio history and true crime. Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio combines both. She was one of the original owners of the West Side Leader, a large northeast Ohio weekly newspaper, where she covered police news and wrote a historical crime column. She has won several Ohio Press Women awards for fiction and nonfiction and is the author of two historical books on Bath Township and Hudson, Ohio.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction 13

1 The Dusky Belle of Smokey Hollow, Massillon Sarah Robinson 15

2 Cleveland's Vice Queen Ardell Quinn 26

3 A Bullet for a Blade in Niles Rose Tauro 36

4 Kent Widow of Ex-Sheriff Charged in His Murder Marguerite Carlile 41

5 Jealousy Leads to Axe Murder in New Philadelphia Ellen Athey 49

6 Early Serial Killer in Ashtabula? Jeanette McAdams 58

7 A Party Girl in Perry Velma West 63

8 He Would Not Take No for an Answer, Canton Annie George 73

9 "Baby Farm" in Wayne County Enola Morehouse 83

10 Outland Woodfield: "Hymie's Heart" Entangled in Cleveland Hit "Akron Mary" 93

Sources 109

About the Author 111

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