Sissy asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What were some famous kidnapping cases from the 1930's other than Lindbergh?

I would rather have convictions under the Lindbergh kidnapping act but any would help........

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Marian Parker - On December 14, 1927, William Hickman kidnapped and murdered 12-year-old Marian Parker, the daughter of a Los Angeles banker. A few days after being paid a small ransom, Hickman was arrested and tried. On October 19, 1928, became the first American kidnapper to be executed for his crime.

    Brooke Hart, the son of a San Jose, California, businessman, was kidnapped and murdered. His kidnappers were lynched by a mob, the last public lynching in California (1933).

    The kidnapping of nine-year-old George Weyerhaeuser in 1935 shocked the city of Tacoma, Washington. The son of prominent lumberman J.P. Weyerhaeuser, George lived and eventually became Chairman of the Weyerhaeuser Company.

    The two kidnappings for ransom the Barker-Karpis group committed were suggested to them by the middlemen the gang worked with in St.Paul, Jack Peifer and Harry Sawyer. Both kidnappings occurred only six months apart. William Hamm (of Hamm’s Beer) was snatched in June 1933, and Edward Bremer, a banker, in January 1934. Hamm’s ransom was $100,000 and Bremer’s $200,000. Colossal money in the 1930’s.

    Source(s): LIFE
  • 1 decade ago

    The kidnapping and murder of the son of Charles A. Lindbergh in 1932 led to the federal statute prescribing severe penalties for transporting the victims of kidnapping across state or national boundaries. AKA: The Lindbergh Act. The act provides that if a victim is not released within twenty-four hours after being abducted, a court may presume that the victim was transported across state lines.

    Trying to think of any other kidnappings from the 1930's it was applied to.

    Patty Hearst was way after 1930.

  • SJ
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Brooke Hart Kidnapping & Public Lynching

    On Nov 9, 1933, 22-year old Brooke Hart, of Hart Department Store fame, was kidnapped and held for $40,000 ransom. Brooke and his family were very popular in San Jose, which would not bode well for his kidnappers.

    A massive manhunt, and some good breaks, led conclusively to Thomas Harold Thurmond. Thomas was rounded up and, after six hours of interrogation, 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.

    The public, still outraged at the kidnap-murder of Charles Lindberg's baby a few months earlier, was crying for blood. On the evening of the 26th, a lynch mob broke into the Santa Clara County Jail behind the Courthouse, and dragged Holmes and Thurmond from their cells. They were hauled into St. James Park where 3000 onlookers from San Jose, and points beyond, chanted "String them up."

    Clyde Arbuckle relates, in his great tome, History of San Jose,

    "Thurmond was hung from the limb of a venerable mulberry tree, and, the limb of a great elm a few feet away served as Holmes' gallow a second or two later." Souvenir hunters so damaged the trees that they were cut down. Not a trace remains of them.

    During this long day, Governor "Sunny Jim" Rolf publicized his refusal to call out the National Guard to protect the kidnappers, referring to the lynching as a "lesson."San Joseans were not terribly distraught over the lynching, the feeling was that Holmes and Thurmond got what they deserved.

  • haroun
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Famous Kidnappers

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  • 1 decade ago

    See if you can find the book "Bloodletters and Badmen". It is an encyclopedia of American crimes and criminals. It has tons of stuff about the 1930's. It's also a great read.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    look the Doe network chronological cases

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