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 a person. She had also been arrested, charged, and prosecuted for the arsenic poisoning deaths of her brother, and her husband’s mother. She was acquitted in both trials.
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 incident that can be verified 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.
I have a website that is devoted exclusively to the book that I am writing about the life of Mary Frances Creighton. If you’d like to check it out for more information, here’s the website address: http://www.maryfrancescreightonthebook.com. That website is “still under construction,” but periodically, I’ll post updates about my book on that website too.