Mary Frances Creighton – the book

I am writing a nonfiction book about the life of Mary Frances Creighton.

Mary Frances Creighton is a Depression Era wife and mother who was arrested, charged, prosecuted, and convicted for her role in the murder of Ada Appelgate, the wife of an acquaintance. Mary Frances Creighton was executed in Sing Sing Prison’s Electric Chair on July 16, 1936, as legal atonement for her conviction for her role in the murder of Ada Appelgate.

This was not the first time that Mary Frances Creighton had been arrested, charged, and prosecuted for the arsenic death of someone. She had also previously been arrested, charged, and prosecuted for the arsenic poisoning deaths of her brother, and her husband’s mother. She was acquitted in both deaths.

This book will factually detail and illustrate the entire life of Mary Frances Creighton, from her birth, to the deaths of her parents when she was a young girl, her marriage and family with John Creighton, and each verified incident that demonstrates Mary Frances Creighton’s use of arsenic to fatally poison friends, family, and acquaintances. This book will also provide a historical overview of the time in American history when the murder of Ada Appelgate occurred.


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