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    H. H. Holmes would turn out to be a terrifying serial killer but he didn’t start that way, in fact He didn’t even start out as H. H. Holmes his real name was Herman Webster Mudgett. Herman was born on May sixteenth eighteen sixty one in Gilmanton New Hampshire. He was born into a moderately wealthy family and raised in a strict religion family. “He was constantly bullied and abused by his classmates, causing him to spend his boyhood friendless, isolated, and alone.” (Coffey, 2014). Herman was bullied and tormented as a child partly from the fact that he excelled in all things school related, he would have been considered a nerd by common day standards. There are many reports that Herman became interested in the human anatomy around age ten, some reports claim that Herman trapped and dissected animals around that age. Much later on July fourth eighteen seventy eight Herman got married to Clara Lovering in Alton New Hampshire. Two years later Clara gave birth to their son Robbert Mudgett on February third eighteen eighty. Herman went the college of Vermont before transferring to the University of Michigan for medical school. Reports say that that Herman excelled in chemistry and anatomy, though there are…

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    On March 13, 1933, Donald Gaskins was born in Florence County, South Carolina. At a young age, Gaskins was teased and given the nickname “Pee Wee” as a result of his small body frame. Violence followed him everywhere, starting from his home where his stepfather beat him to school. At school Gaskins would fight with the other kids daily. This would ultimately lead him to become the most terrified serial killer in South Carolina. Gaskins was 42 years old in 1975 and had been killing steadily for…

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    When Mudgett, also known as Holmes, was little his parents were devout methodists who relied heavily on rod and prayer (page 39). His mother always wanted MUdgett to pray with her in her room. H wasn't really a religious type person, he mostly surrounded himself with poetry written by Jules Verne and Edgar Allan Poe, and he also invented things like a wind - power mechanism that scared birds away from the fields. This is an religous example, because even though Mudgett’s family was religious, he…

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    Walter Freeman Biography

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    V. Dr. Freeman Walter Freeman was one of seven children born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, into a family that can trace its roots back to the Mayflower. Freeman’s grandfather was a surgeon, who operated on President Grover Cleveland, and he was also the first person to successfully remove a brain tumor, with only his fingers and no x-rays of the patient’s brain. Freeman’s father was a gifted surgeon as well. Freeman man grew up surrounded by money and he was tutored in dancing and riding and…

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    Dr. H. Holmes Insane

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    Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as Dr. H. H. Holmes once said “I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than a poet can help the inspiration to sing....” This quote came from Holmes at his confession trial in 1896. Holmes is thought to have had a fortunate childhood, so it is unsure what the main cause of his dire need to kill so many people in his life time truly was. While Holmes only confessed to twenty-seven murders and many insurance…

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    H.H.Holmes was one of America's first serial killers. He killed a large amount of victims by making a hotel designed to be a murder house. His tactics are the reason why so many people learn about him and why he is still remembered today. H.H.Holmes was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire on May 16th, 1861. His birth name was Herman Webster Mudgett. His parents were named Levi Horton Mudgett and Theodate Page Price. Holmes had three siblings, two older and one younger. His older sister was named…

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    Herman Webster Mudgett, most commonly known as H. H. Holmes, was one of the very first documented serial killers. He was born in Gilmanton New Hampshire on May 16, 1861 where he lived with his parents and his three other siblings. Despite his father being a violent alcoholic, he was known to excel in school which also lead to bullying of jealous classmates. In an attempt to scare him, his classmates would force him into a local doctor’s office and make him stand face to face with a human…

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    H.H Holmes was born May 16th, 1861, in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. His legal name was Herman Webster Mudgett. When he was young he was bullied. His peers discovered that he was afraid of doctors so they made him stand in front of a human skeleton at a doctors office. Holmes was afraid at first but soon intrigued by the experience. It may have led to his fascination and unhealthy obsession. Holmes was a con-artist. His first committed crimes were fraud and scams. Holmes went to the university of…

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    charm, and deceit to commit several crimes, including theft, insurance fraud, and murder during the 1893 Chicago World 's Fair. Herman Webster Mudgett was a notorious criminal, responsible for hundreds of deaths, however he was not completely at fault. Many serial killers, themselves, are victims of traumatic events or a psychological disorder. For them, killing is vital for their survival and something they can’t control. In the Devil in the White City, Eric Larson illustrates real life events…

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    The True History of the White City Devil/ By: Adam Selzer Skyhorse Publishing, 2017, 430 pages The book I chose was The True History of the White City Devil. In this book the author describes the many scandals and murders H.H. Holmes was involved in in the late 1800's. In this report I'm going to explain some of the crimes Holmes committed and some of the reasons I enjoyed this book Throughout this book the author tells about the life of Herman Webster Mudgett who later became known as H.H.…

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